Report of the Expert Consultation to Develop the FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries: Recreational Fisheries, Berlin, Germany, 5–6 August 2011.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 986

Report of the fifth meeting of the RECOFI Working Group
on Fisheries Management
Iran (Islamic Republic of), 9–12 October 2011






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ABSTRACT

FAO.
Report of the fifth meeting of the RECOFI Working Group on Fisheries Management. Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of), 9–12 October 2011.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 986. Rome, FAO. 2011. 60p.

This document contains the report of the fifth meeting of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) Working Group on Fisheries Management (WGFM), which was held in Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of), from 9 to 12 October 2011. The WGFM addressed and made decisions on matters concerning relevant follow-up to the sixth session of RECOFI and the fourth session of the RECOFI WGFM. An update on the programme of work and budget for the biennium for 2011–12 in relation to the WGFM was considered and arrangements for a number of activities finalized in terms of dates, locations and funding. A proposal by the Sultanate of Oman on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the RECOFI region was addressed again and Members undertook to follow up on assessing IUU fishing in their respective countries through the completion of a questionnaire that would be circulated prior to the sixth meeting of the WGFM in Qatar in October 2012. The WGFM considered in detail progress towards the implementation of the RECOFI Recommendation on Minimum Data Reporting (Recommendation RECOFI/6/2011/1). A preliminary review of stock and fisheries status indicators to be produced from the RECOFI fishery management database, building on past work, was reviewed and progressed. The meeting considered a RECOFI scientific working group to provide scientific advice to the Commission on aquaculture and fishery management. This matter will be addressed further at the seventh session of RECOFI in May 2013. The final substantive item addressed on the agenda was RECOFI cooperation with the Fishery Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS). The next meeting of the WGFM will be held in Qatar from 21 to 23 October 2012.


Table of Contents

OPENING OF THE MEETING

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING

MAIN OUTCOMES OF THE SIXTH SESSION OF RECOFI

MAIN OUTCOMES OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE RECOFI WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND THE INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS AMONG RECOFI MEMBERS

UPDATE OF THE PROGRAMME OF WORK AND BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM 2011–12 IN RELATION TO THE WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

RECONSIDERATION OF THE PROPOSAL BY THE SULTANATE OF OMAN ON ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING IN THE RECOFI REGION: ESTABLISHMENT OF A DATABASE OF VIOLATIONS

PROGRESS TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOFI RECOMMENDATION ON MINIMUM DATA REPORTING

PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF STOCK AND FISHERIES STATUS INDICATORS TO BE PRODUCED FROM THE RECOFI FISHERY MANAGEMENT DATABASE

CONSIDERATION OF A RECOFI SCIENTIFIC WORKING GROUP TO PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC ADVICE TO THE COMMISSION ON AQUACULTURE AND FISHERY MANAGEMENT: ROLE, STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

RECOFI COOPERATION WITH FIRMS

ANY OTHER MATTERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT


APPENDIXES

A.

Agenda

B.

List of delegates

C.

List of documents

D.

Opening statement by Mr Ali Asghar Mojahedi, Director General for Fishing and Fishers Affairs, Iran Fisheries Organization, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

E.

Opening statement by Mr Piero Mannini, Senior Fishery Officer on behalf of Mr Saad Al-Otaibi, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa

F.

Main outcomes of the sixth session of RECOFI

G.

Main outcomes of the fourth session of the RECOFI Working Group on Fisheries Management

H.

Informal consultations among RECOFI Members

I.

Update of the programme of work and budget for the biennium 2011–12 in relation to the Working Group on Fisheries Management

J.

Reconsideration of the proposal by the Sultanate of Oman on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the RECOFI region: establishment of a database of violations

K.

Report on the progress towards the implementation of the RECOFI Recommendation on Minimum Data Reporting

L.

Preliminary review of stock and fisheries status indicators to be produced from the RECOFI Fishery Management Database

M.

Consideration of a RECOFI Scientific Working Group to provide scientific advice to the Commission on aquaculture and fishery management: role, structure and relationship with Working Group on Fisheries Management

N.

RECOFI cooperation with FIRMS


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