Apfic Regional Consultative Forum Meeting Reforming fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific

RAP PUBLICATION 2006/19

Apfic Regional Consultative Forum Meeting Reforming fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific


APFIC REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM MEETING
"Reforming fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific"

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16-19 August 2006

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 2006


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - REFORMING FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN THE
ASIA-PACIFIC

THEME 1: FUTURE OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN ASIA AND THE
PACIFIC REGION AND THE LOW VALUE/TRASH FISH PROBLEM

Status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific region

Implications for supply of and demand for fish for food and fish for feeds

Action plan to address low value/trash fish issues in the APFIC region

Capture fisheries management interventions

Pellets and fishmeal substitution

Recommendations of the APFIC Regional Consultative Forum

THEME 2: CO-MANAGEMENT, GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONS

Mainstreaming fisheries co-management in Asia: Lessons learned in Asia, Africa, and the wider Caribbean

Co-management in aquaculture

Strategies and action to mainstream fisheries co-management in the APFIC region

What are fishery rights?

Recommendations of the APFIC Regional Consultative Forum

THEME 3: POLICY CHALLENGES

Fishery and aquaculture policy direction in APFIC countries

Development and poverty reduction strategies in the APFIC region: integrating fisheries into the development discourse

Integrating fisheries into large marine ecosystem/regional seas arrangements

Recommendations of the APFIC Regional Consultative Forum

THEME 4 (I): EMERGING ISSUES - FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY IN THE CONTEXT OF TRADE

Emerging issues and requirements relating to food safety and trade

Improving production standards to meet consumer requirements

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Ecolabelling of aquatic products in ASEAN countries: mission possible?

Recommendations of the APFIC Regional Consultative Forum

THEME 4 (II): EMERGING ISSUES - ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Asia and the Pacific region

Recommendations of the APFIC Regional Consultative Forum

FINAL SESSION: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPORTING TO APFIC

ANNEX I: PROGRAMME OF THE APFIC REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM
MEETING

ANNEX II: WELCOME REMARKS BY Y. BHG. DATO' JUNAIDI BIN CHE AYUB, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES MALAYSIA

ANNEX III: ADDRESS BY MR ICHIRO NOMURA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-
GENERAL, FAO FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

ANNEX IV: OPENING SPEECH OF HONOURABLE DATO' SERI HJ. MOHAMMED
SHARIFF BIN HJ. OMAR, DEPTUTY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE
AND AGRO-BASED INDUSTRY MALAYSIA

ANNEX V: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

ANNEX VI: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Apfic Regional Consultative Forum Meeting Reforming fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific

APFIC would like to gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their generous support for the convening of the first regional consultative forum meeting:
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-industry, Malaysia

Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea (MOMAF)

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
INFOFISH
FAO Fishcode Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

IPC Food Sovereignty