FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 934

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 934

Report of the
EXPERT CONSULTATION ON INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR
BYCATCH MANAGEMENT AND REDUCTION OF DISCARDS

Rome, 30 November −3 December 2009



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2010

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Report of the Expert Consultation on International Guidelines for Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards.
Rome, 30 November–3 December 2009.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 934. Rome, FAO. 2010. 28p.

Abstract

This document contains the report of the Expert Consultation on International Guidelines for Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards held in Rome, Italy, from 30 November to 3 December 2009. The Expert Consultation was convened to review an initial draft of the International Guidelines as called for by the FAO Committee on Fisheries at its twenty-eighth session in 2009. The Expert Consultation adopted a draft text containing International Guidelines to be forwarded on to a technical Consultation for review and finalization.

The Expert Consultation based its work on a preliminary text prepared by FAO. The Expert Consultation was hosted by FAO and funded by the Government of Norway and the FAO Regular Programme.


Contents


Preparation of this document
Abstract

OPENING OF THE MEETING AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION
ELECTION OF THE CHAIRPERSON
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION
REVIEW OF OBJECTIVES OF THE EXPERT CONSULTATION
REVIEW OF DOCUMENTS
REVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES
RECOMMENDATIONS
OTHER MATTERS
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIXES

A. Agenda
B. List of participants
C. List of documents
D. Opening statement
E. Draft of International Guidelines on Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards