The 63 participants at the Workshop comprised representatives of a selection of APFIC member countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam). Collaborating and partner organizations (AIT, BOBP-IGO, MRC, IUCN, SEAFDEC, WorldFish Center); international NGOs (WWF, ICSF); and national co-management institutions, projects and NGOs (CBCRM, FACT, EU-CHARM, CDC, SUMA) also took part and supported the participation of their representatives.
The Workshop was designed to be as participatory as possible with a minimum of formal presentations. There were several technical presentations that introduced specific key themes and the rest of the activities were based around a working group format, with frequent interactions in regular plenary sessions.
The Workshop agenda is shown as Annex 1 and the list of participants as Annex 2.