ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION (APFIC)

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Seventy-second session

Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2325 September 2009






RAP PUBLICATION 2009/20

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





Download document: 160 KB



The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

ISBN 978-92-5-106462-7


All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders, provided it is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to: Chief, Electronic Publishing Policy and Support Branch, Communication Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy or by e-mail to: copyright@fao.org

©FAO 2009


For copies, please contact:
The Senior Fishery Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Athit Road
Bangkok 10200
THAILAND
Tel: (+66) 2 697 4000
Fax: (+66) 2 697 4445
E-mail: FAO-RAP@fao.org


Citation:

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (2009). Report of the Seventy-second session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2325 September 2009. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2009/20, 24 p.


Abstract

This document presents the final report of the seventy-second session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission convened in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 23 to 25 September 2009. Major topics discussed were: ways to improve APFIC's effectiveness for member countries; issues of significance to the region that have emerged in regional and international fora over the past biennium; outcomes of the workshops on i) practical implementation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture in the region and ii) improving the resilience and reducing the vulnerability of livelihoods in small-scale fisheries; and preparations for the third regional consultative forum meeting and the thirty-first session of APFIC to be held in September 2010. A summary of the main recommendations and decisions are included in the session report.