ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION

Status and potential of
fisheries and aquaculture in
Asia and the Pacific 2010






RAP PUBLICATION 2010/17

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





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Abstract

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) is committed to improving the quality of information on the status and trends of fisheries and aquaculture in the region and to reviewing and analyzing this information regularly. The purpose of this document is to inform APFIC member countries of the current status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific region and the emerging issues facing the sector as it adapts to the continuously changing production and market environments. The present report concentrates on two large ecosystems of interest to the region, namely the South China Sea and the Bay of Bengal.