CoverFAO Fisheries Report No. 786   FIPL/R786 (En)     ISSN 0429-9337
Report of the
FAO REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE ELABORATION OF NATIONAL PLANS OF ACTION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING - PACIFIC ISLANDS SUBREGION
Nadi, Fiji, 29 August – 2 September 2005


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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This is the final report of the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - Pacific Islands Subregion, held at the Mocambo Hotel, Nadi, Fiji, from 29 August to 2 September 2005.

FAO. 2005. Report of the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - Pacific Islands Subregion . Nadi, Fiji, 29 August – 2 September 2005. FAO Fisheries Report. No. 786. Rome, FAO. 78pp.
ABSTRACT
This document contains the report of, and some of the papers presented at, the FAO Regional Workshop on the Elaboration of National Plans of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - Pacific Islands Subregion which was held at Nadi, Fiji, from 29 August to 2 September 2005. The purpose of the Workshop was to assist countries in the Pacific Islands subregion to develop capacity to elaborate national plans of action to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (NPOAs-IUU). The Workshop addressed issues relating to: the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, the 2001 International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA - IUU) and FAO Fisheries Technical Guidelines No. 9 that have been developed to support the implementation of the IPOA-IUU; concepts of planning and the elaboration of action plans; decision-making about IUU fishing; and skills enhancement through the identification of key issues relating to the elaboration of NPOAs - IUU, the primary vehicle by which the IPOA-IUU will be implemented by countries. Working groups were formed to encourage maximum participation in the Workshop. A review of the major IUU fishing problems in the region and their possible solutions were discussed. The Workshop was funded by the FAO Regular Programme and by the FAO FishCode Programme through Project GCP/INT/823/GPN (SIDS: Responsible Fisheries for Small Island Developing States).

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CONTENTS

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS AND TECHNICAL ISSUES FOR THE WORKSHOP

1995 FAO CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES: DEVELOPMENT CONSIDERATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

2001 INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE IUU FISHING: BACKGROUND AND PROGRESS TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS: WHAT IS AN ACTION PLAN?

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE IPOA-IUU

CONSIDERATION OF THE TECHNICAL GUIDELINES ON IUU FISHING

THE MODEL PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING

MAKING RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS ABOUT IUU FISHING: THE CASE OF THE “GALAPAGOS BEAUTY”

REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF NPOAS-IUU ALREADY PREPARED FOR PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES

IDENTIFICATION OF ISSUES AND ACTION TO DEVELOP A NPOA-IUU 9

IDENTIFICATION OF MAJOR IUU FISHING PROBLEMS IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGION AND SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOME THESE PROBLEMS

PROPOSED NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP

REPORT OF THE WORKSHOP REPRESENTATIVES

CLOSURE OF THE WORKSHOP

APPENDIXES

A    Agenda

B    List of participants

C    Documentation presented

D    Opening statement by Dr Vili A. Fuavao, FAO Subregional Representative for the Pacific, Apia, Samoa

E    1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries: development considerations and implementation challenges

F     2001 International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: background and progress towards implementation

G   Planning your actions

H    Role playing/problem solving: making responsible decisions about IUU fishing

I     Composition of the Working Groups

J    Problem solving: making responsible decisions about IUU fishing

K    Identification of issues and actions to develop a NPOA-IUU

L    Priority listing of problems by country for the region and proposed actions to combat these problems