Handbook on regional fishery bodies and arrangements in Asia and the Pacific 2009

Edited by

David Lymer and Simon Funge-Smith






RAP PUBLICATION 2009/07

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific





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For bibliographic purposes, please reference this publication as:

Lymer, D., Funge-Smith, S. (eds.) (2008). Handbook on Regional Fishery Bodies and Arrangements in Asia and the Pacific. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2009/07, 61 pp.


Abstract

Fishery production in Asia and the Pacific continues to rise and remains an important contributor to nutrition and food security in many countries of the region. In recognition of this, the 30th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) recommended that the Commission continue its role as a regional consultative forum to evaluate progress, monitor and advise member countries on fisheries and aquaculture in the region and facilitate coordination and information exchange work of the forum. The APFIC Secretariat maintains a comprehensive fishery website (www.apfic.org) linking members to organizations and projects that have an impact on fisheries and aquaculture in the region. APFIC published its first handbook on fisheries bodies and arrangements in the region in 2006. This is the second version of the handbook which includes updated information on fishery bodies and arrangements such as contact details, area of competence, membership, objectives and information resources on the web.