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This document presents the final report of the Seventieth Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 23 to 25 August 2005.

The APFIC Executive Committee’s main function is to direct the conduct of business and affairs of the Commission between its biennial Sessions. The APFIC Executive Committee for 2004-2006 is composed of Malaysia (Chairperson), Indonesia (Vice Chairperson), India and Republic of Korea (Members), Thailand (the Out-going Chairperson) and the Secretary of the Commission (as Ex-officio member).

Major topics discussed at the Session were: progress reports on the intersessional activities of APFIC; regional response to the tsunami; the regional fishery bodies in Asia and the Pacific; outcomes of the trash fish and co-management workshops; and preparations for the Regional Consultative Forum meeting and the Twenty-ninth Session of APFIC to be held in August 2006. A number of recommendations concerning future activities made by the Executive Committee need to be acted on by the Secretariat in close cooperation with participating members and in partnership with the regional fishery bodies in Asia and the Pacific.

He Changchui
Assistant Director-General and
Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

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