Report of the WORKSHOP ON ESTABLISHING A COORDINATING WORKING PARTY ON AQUACULTURE STATISTICS

FAO Fisheries Report No. 863

Report of the WORKSHOP ON ESTABLISHING A COORDINATING WORKING PARTY ON AQUACULTURE STATISTICS

Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, 810 January 2008



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome 2008

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This is the final version of the report of the Workshop on Establishing a Coordinating Working Party on Aquaculture Statistics (CWPAS), held in Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, from 8 to 10 January 2008 organized by FAO and hosted by NACA.

 

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Report of the Workshop on Establishing a Coordinating Working Party on Aquaculture Statistics. Nakorn Nayok, Thailand, 810 January 2008.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 863. Rome, FAO. 2008. 15p.

ABSTRACT

Following to the approval of the third session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) SubCommittee on Aquaculture (New Delhi, 2006), and the twentyseventh session of COFI (Rome, 2007) to establish an interregional mechanism for aquaculture similar to the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWPFS), the Workshop was called to address the need for data and information coordination in aquaculture and objectives, characteristics and structure suitable for the Coordinating Working Party for Aquaculture (CWPAS).

After reviewing the data and information requirements in aquaculture and existing gaps in data collection, the necessity to harmonize standards for data, information and statistics, the relations between capture fishery and aquaculture, and structure and activities of CWPFS, the Workshop reaffirmed the need for a mechanism to identify, establish and harmonize standards for aquaculture data, information and statistics.

The Workshop recommended the establishment of the CWPAS within the framework of the CWP FS, but with its own terms of reference (TORs), rules of procedure and composition to reflect the specific needs of the aquaculture sector. The Workshop further developed a detailed proposal of functions and structure of such a body including TORs, composition and operational aspects which are attached as Appendix 3.

CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

OBJECTIVES AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE WORKSHOP

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

ELECTION OF CHAIR

STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING STATUS AND TREND REPORTING FOR AQUACULTURE

ROLE AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF CWPFS IN AQUACULTURE STATISTICS

NEED FOR COORDINATION IN AQUACULTURE DATA AND INFORMATION

OBJECTIVES, CHARACTERISTICS AND STRUCTURE OF CWPAS

PLANNED TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

PRIORITY AREAS

OTHER ISSUES

CLOSING OF THE MEETING

APPENDIXES
 



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