APFIC Second Regional Consultative forum Meeting

 

RAP PUBLICATION: 2008/12

 ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION (APFIC)

 APFIC SECOND REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM MEETING


Adapting to emerging challenges Promotion of arrangements for the management of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia-Pacific

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 69 August 2008

 

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This is the final report of the second APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting, "Adapting to emerging challenges Promotion of arrangements for the management of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia-Pacific" convened in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, from 69 August 2008.

 

Distribution:

Participants of the RCFM
Members of APFIC
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
FAO Regional Fishery Officers

ACRONYMS

APFIC Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission
ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations
ARFMM ASEAN regional fisheries development and management mechanism
ATSEA Arafura and Timor Seas Action Plan
BOBP-IGO Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization
BOBLME Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project
CBF Culture-based fisheries
CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCRF Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
COBSEA Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia
COFI FAO Committee on Fisheries
COFI-AQ FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture
CTI Coral Triangle Initiative
CTNI Coral Triangle Network Initiative
CTNI WWF Coral Triangle Network Initiative
DWFN distant water fishing nations
EAF ecosystem approach to fisheries
EBFM Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
ExCo APFIC Executive Committee
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FBA fishery-based aquaculture
FIEL Policy and Liaison Service of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
FMU fisheries management unit
FRRP fisheries resource restoration programme
GEF Global Environment Facility
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
ICM integrated coastal management
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(s) of Action
IUU fishing Illegal,Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
JTFED Juvenile and Trash Fish Excluding Device
LME large marine ecosystem
LOA letter of agreement
MFF Mangroves For the Future initiative
MMAF Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRC Mekong River Commission
MCS monitoring, control and surveillance
MSC Marine Stewardship Council
NACA Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and Pacific
NPOA national plan(s) of action
PEMSEA Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia
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(s) 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
TAC Total Allowable Catches
TAE Total Allowable Effort Quotas
TCP Technical Cooperation Programme
TCDC Technical Cooperation among Developing Country
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNFSA United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement
WCPFC Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
WorldFish WorldFish Center
WTO World Trade Organization
WWF World Wildlife Fund

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive summary

Goal and objectives of the Regional Consultative Forum Meeting

Opening of the meeting

Session 1: Review of status and challenges in fisheries and aquaculture in the region

Keynote address “Adapting to emerging challenges — promotion of arrangements for the management of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia-Pacific”

Status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific 2008

Country Reports — actions and achievements on items identified by the 29th Session of APFIC

Session 2: Capacity management and IUU fishing in the Asia-Pacific Region

APFIC Action plan to Capacity reduction and combat IUU fishing in the APFIC region

Regional initiatives promoting more effective fisheries management

The Regional Plan of Action

SEAFDEC support to an ASEAN Regional fisheries development and management mechanism

Bay of Bengal Programme-IGO initiatives for fisheries management

COBSEA and fisheries — bridging the gap

WWF’s Coral triangle programme — regional dimensions

Arafura-Timor Sea Action Plan

Towards addressing fisheries concerns through implementation of Integrated Coastal Management

End of session

Session 3: Certification in fisheries and aquaculture

Regional Overview of Fisheries Certification

Regional Overview of Aquaculture Certification

Strategies and Recommendations for Certification in Fisheries and Aquaculture

Regional Cooperation for Fisheries Trade

Aquaculture Certification Guidelines — Common Frameworks and Small–scale Producers in Asia

Session 4: Country initiatives in combating IUU fishing and capacity management and promoting certification in fisheries and aquaculture

Discussions

Session 5: Policy section and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Presentations on Regional Policy Issues

Moving fisheries offshore, economic and policy implications

Fisheries assessments — a tool for management?

MPAs and fisheries management — the human dimension

The World Oceans Conference 2009

Promoting Long-term Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries by Addressing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing — Issues and Challenges for the APFIC Region

Global drivers and their implications for SE Asian fisheries

Adapting to challenges — water development and inland fisheries

Aquaculture developments in the Asian region and associated issues that need attention

Session 6: New areas of APFIC’s work

Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries through the Ecosystem Approach

Reducing Vulnerability and Improving Fisheries Livelihoods of Coastal Communities

Discussions

Summary and recommendations for reporting to APFIC

Low value trash/fish

Co-management

APFIC work programme in the current biennium

What APFIC can do

What APFIC can help coordinate

What APFIC needs others to do

Closing of the RCFM

APPENDIX A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

APPENDIX B AGENDA

APPENDIX C ADDRESSES BY SPEAKERS

APPENDIX D EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES