RAP PUBLICATION 2007/17

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)

RAP PUBLICATION 2007/17

ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION (APFIC)

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Seventy-first session

Jakarta, Indonesia, 20-22 August 2007

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FOOD and AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This is the final report adopted at the Seventy-first session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission.

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission.

Report of the Seventy-first session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Jakarta, Indonesia. 2022 August 2007. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2007/17, 30 p.

Abstract

This document presents the final report of the Seventy-first session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 20 to 22 August 2007. Major topics discussed were: APFICs geographical coverage and mandate and related membership issues; progress reports on the intersessional activities of APFIC; outcomes of the Fishing capacity management and IUU fishing and Certification of fishery and aquaculture production workshops; and preparations for the Regional Consultative Forum Meeting and the Thirtieth Session of APFIC to be held in August 2008.

Distribution:
Participants of the Session
Members of the Commission
FAO Fisheries Department
FAO Regional Fishery Officers

CONTENTS

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

INTER-SESSIONAL ACTIVITIES OF APFIC

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES OF SIGNIFICANCE

REVIEW OF FUNCTION OF REGIONAL FISHERY BODIES AND ARRANGEMENTS

APFIC ADMINISTRATION ISSUES

APFIC BUDGET AND FINANCE

APFIC STRATEGIC PLAN

APFIC REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS

RECOMMENDATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF THE 27TH FAO COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES

PREPARATIONS FOR THE REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM MEETING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE THIRTIETH SESSION OF APFIC

OTHER MATTERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDICES:

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

APPENDIX D

APPENDIX E

APPENDIX F

APPENDIX G

ACRONYMS

APFIC

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN WGFi

ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries

BIMSTEC

Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation

BIMSTEC FiWG

BIMSTEC Fisheries Working Group

BOB-IGO

Bay of Bengal Inter-Governmental Organisation

BOBLME

Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project

CCAMLR

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

COBSEA

Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia

COFI

Committee on Fisheries

COFI-AQ

COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture

EEZ

Exclusive Economic Zone

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FIEL

Policy and Liaison Service of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

ICSF

International Collective in Support of Fishworkers

IMO

International Maritime Organization

INFOFISH

Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region

IOTC

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IPOA

International Plan of Action

IUU fishing

Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing

LOA

Letter of Agreement

MFF

Mangroves for the future initiative

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MRC

Mekong River Commission

NACA

Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and Pacific

NPOA

National Plan of Action

RAP

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

RCFM

APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting

RFB

Regional Fisheries Body

RFMO

Regional Fisheries Management Organization

RPOA

Regional Plan of Action

RSAC

SEAFDEC Regional Scientific Advisory Committee

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SEAFDEC

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

SIFFS

South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies

WCPFC

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

World Fish

World Fish Center

WTO

World Trade Organization

WWF

World Wildlife Fund