Report of the FAO/RECOFI Regional Workshop to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Muscat, Oman, 30 March-2 April 2009.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 903

Report of the FAO/RECOFI Regional Workshop to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Muscat, Oman, 30 March-2 April 2009.



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This is the final version of the report of the FAO/RECOFI [Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/Regional Commission for Fisheries] Regional Workshop to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing that was held in Muscat, Oman, from 30 March to 2 April 2009.

 

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Report of the FAO/RECOFI Regional Workshop to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Muscat, Oman, 30 March-2 April 2009.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 903. Rome, FAO. 2009. 30p

ABSTRACT

This document contains the report of the FAO/RECOFI Regional Workshop to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, which was held in Muscat, Oman, from 30 March to 2 April 2009. The objective of the Workshop was to develop national capacity and promote regional coordination so that countries would be better placed to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, including through the development and implementation of relevant international fisheries instruments, taking appropriate measures at regional level and elaborating national plans of action to combat IUU fishing (NPOAs-IUU). The Workshop addressed: the nature, scope and impacts of IUU fishing; the international policy and framework to combat IUU fishing; the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing; FAO Fisheries Technical Guidelines No. 9 and the development and role of NPOAs-IUU; port State measures to combat IUU fishing; the role of the flag State in combating IUU fishing; the state of fishery legislation in RECOFI Members and regional cooperation to defeat IUU fishing through regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements and regional plans of action to combat IUU fishing. Working groups were formed to enhance the participatory nature of the Workshop and as a means of engendering broader and deeper discussion on concepts and issues relating to IUU fishing. Participants considered a list of IUU fishing issues that had been distilled from discussion in the Workshop. For each issue they were requested to identify an appropriate tool for overcoming the constraint or problem, action to be taken and expected results for small-scale and industrial-scale fisheries at the national and regional levels. The final session of the Workshop entitled "Brainstorming: looking ahead - national, regional and international follow-up to the Workshop" sought to identify outcomes that could be addressed further by the RECOFI Working Group on Fisheries Management. Funding and support for the Workshop were provided by the FAO Regular Programme, RECOFI and the Governments of Oman and Sweden.

CONTENTS


OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

IUU FISHING: NATURE, SCOPE AND ROLE OF RECOFI

INTERNATIONAL POLICY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO COMBAT IUU FISHING

INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING, FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL GUIDELINES No. 9 AND NATIONAL PLANS OF ACTION TO PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING

MAIN IUU FISHING PROBLEMS IN RECOFI REGION, POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AND ROLE OF RECOFI TO SOLVE THEM

PORT STATE MEASURES

FLAG STATE PERFORMANCE

FISHERIES LEGISLATION IN RECOFI MEMBERS

REGIONAL COOPERATION TO DEFEAT IUU FISHING

FORMATION OF THE WORKING GROUPS AND THEIR REPORTS AND CONCLUSIONS

BRAINSTORMING: LOOKING AHEAD - NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FOLLOW-UP TO THE WORKSHOP

CLOSURE OF THE WORKSHOP

APPENDIXES
 



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