Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

 

RAP PUBLICATION 2008/11

 Report of the Thirtieth Session of the

ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION
Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11–13 August 2008


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok, 2008


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PREPARATION OF THIS REPORT

This is the edited version of the report approved by the Thirtieth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission.

For bibliographic purposes this document should be cited as follows:

FAO, 2008. Report of the Thirtieth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, 11–13 August 2008. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP publication 2008/11. 44 p.

ABSTRACT

This is the final report of the Thirtieth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC), held in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia from 11 to 13 August 2008. Major topics discussed were: the overview of the status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific; APFIC's strategy and promotion of regional initiatives for more effective fisheries management; regional themes: certification in fisheries and aquaculture and capacity management and combating IUU fishing; policy, emerging issues and implementation of CCRF and the APFIC work in the next biennium (2009-2010).

Distribution:

Participants in the Session
Members of the Commission
Other interested nations and international organizations
FAO Fisheries Department
Fishery Officers in FAO Regional Offices

CONTENTS

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

ACTIVITIES OF APFIC SINCE THE TWENTY-NINTH SESSION

OVERVIEW: STATUS AND POTENTIAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN ASIA AND THE PAC

APFIC’s STRATEGY AND PROMOTION OF REGIONAL INITIATIVES FOR MORE EFFECTIVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

REGIONAL THEMES: CERTIFICATION IN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE; CAPACITY MANAGEMENT AND COMBATING IUU FISHING

POLICY, EMERGING ISSUES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CCRF

APFIC WORK IN THE NEXT BIENNIUM 2009–2010

OTHER MATTERS

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE THIRTY-FIRST SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDICES: PAGE

A. AGENDA

B. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND OBSERVERS

C. LIST OF DOCUMENTS

D.–G. ADDRESSES BY SPEAKERS

H. APFIC BIANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2009-2010