FAO Fisheries Report No. 837 FAO Fisheries Report No. 837
FIEL/R837 (En)

Report of the
FIRST MEETING OF REGIONAL FISHERY BODY SECRETARIATS NETWORK
Rome,
12–13 March 2007


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007
 
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Report of the First Meeting of Regional Fishery Body Secretariats Network. Rome, 12–13 March 2007.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 837. Rome, FAO. 2007. 38p.

ABSTRACT

The First Meeting of Regional Fishery Body Secretariats Network (RSN-1) was held at FAO headquarters, Rome, on 12 and 13 March 2007. The meeting reviewed the decision of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of relevance to regional fishery bodies (RFBs). The meeting discussed the role of RFBs, external factors affecting fisheries management, approaches to incorporate ecosystem consideration into fisheries management by RFBs, the status of the Fisheries Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS) and other related matters.

The Meeting reached a number of conclusions regarding matters meriting the attention of RFBs, governments and FAO.



CONTENTS

Report of the First Meeting of Regional Fishery Body Secretariats Network

OPENING OF MEETING

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING

REVIEW OF THE DECISIONS OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF
COFI RELATING TO RFBs

THE ROLE OF REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING FISHERY MANAGEMENT

APPROACHES TO INCORPORATE ECOSYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS INTO
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT BY REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES

STATEMENT BY THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL ON THE LAW OF THE SEA:
DISPUTE RESOLUTION

STATUS OF FIRMS

ADVICE AND FUTURE WORK

APPENDIXES
A  Agenda
B  List of participants
C  List of documents
D  Opening statement by Mr Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General,
     FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
E  Statement by Mr André Tahindro, Senior Law of Sea/Ocean Affairs Officer
F  Statement by Ms Rebecca Metzner, Fishery Analyst on Overcapacity
G  Statement by Mr Doo-young Kim, Deputy Registrar of the International
     Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

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