Report of the twentieth session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 15–19 March 1993

FAO Fisheries Report. No. 488

Report of the Twentieth Session of the
Committee on Fisheries
Rome, 15–19 March 1993






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 1993


ABSTRACT

FAO.
Report of the twentieth session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 15–19 March 1993.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 488. Rome, FAO. 1993. 77p.

The Twentieth Session of the Committee on Fisheries held from 15 to 19 March 1993 gave unanimous support to FAO initiating the elaboration of a Code of Conduct on Responsible Fishing and endorsed the proposed possible content, priorities and time-frame for its elaboration and adoption. The Committee recommended that in elaborating the Code, priority should be given to the sections on Fishing Operations, Fair Trade Practices, Aquaculture, Development and Integration of Coastal Fisheries in Coastal Area and Management. The Committee expressed satisfaction that FAO would contribute to the forthcoming UN Conference on Straddling Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Species and assist the Secretariat of the Conference on technical issues.

A Working Group was established by the Committee to deal with the issue of Flagging of Vessels Fishing on the High Seas but, the Committee agreed that a further technical meeting was required in order to finalize a Draft Agreement on that issue.

The Committee endorsed the action proposed as a follow-up to the International Study on Fishery Research Needs of Developing Countries (SIFR) including the reconstitution of the Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research (ACMRR) as the Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research (ACFR).

A substantive technical debate took place on the situation of world fisheries ten years after the adoption of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and specifically highlighted some of the issues affecting the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture.

The Committee reviewed progress in implementing both the regular and field programmes of FAO in fisheries noting the importance of regional collaboration in the development and management of fisheries, as well as the protection of environment.

The Committee endorsed the medium-term perspectives 1994–99 and the Programme of Work and Budget in Fisheries for 1994–95.



Table of Contents


MATTERS REQUIRING ATTENTION BY THE COUNCIL

INTRODUCTION

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

REVIEW OF FAO'S PROGRAMMES IN FISHERIES (REGULAR AND FIELD PROGRAMMES)

SPECIAL ISSUES

TMEDIUM-TERM PERSPECTIVES IN FISHERIES 1994–99 AND THE WORK OF FAO IN FISHERIES DURING 1994–95

ANY OTHER MATTERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT


APPENDIXES

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Agenda
List of Delegates and Observers
List of documents
Opening Statement of the Director-General
Address of the Chairman, Mr. Rafael Conde de Saro
Draft Agreement on the Flagging of Vessels Fishing on the High Seas to Promote Compliance with Internationally Agreed Conservation and Management Measures
Keynote Address by Dr Gunnar Saetersdal




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