Performance Reviews by Regional Fishery Bodies: Introduction, summaries, synthesis and best practices, Volume I: CCAMLR, CCSBT, ICCAT, IOTC, NAFO, NASCO, NEAFC.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. No. 1072

Performance Reviews by Regional Fishery Bodies:
Introduction, summaries, synthesis and best practices
Volume I: CCAMLR, CCSBT, ICCAT, IOTC, NAFO, NASCO, NEAFC


by
Marika Ceo
FAO Consultant
Rome, Italy

Sarah Fagnani
FAO Consultant
Rome, Italy

Judith Swan
FAO Consultant
Rome, Italy

Kumiko Tamada
FAO Intern
Rome, Italy

Hiromoto Watanabe
Senior Fisheries Officer
Policy, Economics and Institutions Service (FIPI)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy



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ABSTRACT

Ceo, M., Fagnani, S., Swan, J., Tamada, K. & Watanabe, H.
Performance Reviews by Regional Fishery Bodies: Introduction, summaries, synthesis and best practices, Volume I: CCAMLR, CCSBT, ICCAT, IOTC, NAFO, NASCO, NEAFC.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1072. Rome, FAO. 2012. 92 pp.

After introduction and background (Part 1), this publication contains a compendium of the Executive Summaries of performance reviews conducted by Commission of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT), International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) in Part 2.

It is followed by the synthesis of performance reviews and recommendations, which could be shared as potential best practices for future based on the experience of all performance reviews covered in this volume. While preparing this volume, additional performance reviews have been conducted several RFBs, which are expected to be covered in the second volume of document for the same purpose. Those two volumes of documents are expected to serve as at-a-glance reference with regard to performance reviews conducted by RFBs.



Table of Contents

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Acronyms

   

PART 1.

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

Introduction

 

Background

   

PART 2.

SUMMARY OF RFMO PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

 

Commission For The Conservation Of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)

   

Conservation and management

 

 

Compliance and enforcement

 

 

Decision-making and dispute settlement

 

 

International cooperation

   

Financial and administrative issues

 

Commission For The Conservation Of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)

   

Conservation and management

   

Compliance and enforcement

   

Decision-making and dispute settlement

   

International cooperation

   

Financial and administrative issues

   

General comments by the independent expert

 

International Commission For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)

   

General observationsand assessment of ICCAT

   

Has ICCAT met its objective?

   

Summary of Part I: Evaluation and analysis of the ICCAT Convention Basic Texts

   

Summary of Part II: Assessment of the achievement of ICCAT's objectives relating to fish stocks (conservation and management – status of living marine resources)

   

Summary of Part III: Assessment of the achievement of ICCAT's objectives relating to fisheries management and the administration of ICCAT

   

Conclusion

 

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)

   

The legal framework of the IOTC Agreement

   

The criteria-based analysis of the performance of the Commission

 

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)

   

Ocean management issues

   

Structure of NAFO

   

Decision making process

   

Dispute settlement procedures

   

Other matters pertaining to the Convention

 

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO)

   

Implementation of NASCOs ag'reements

   

Transparency and inclusivity

   

Public relations

   

Summary

 

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)

   

PART 3.  

SYNTHESIS OF PERFORMANCE REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Establishment and Methodology for performance reviews

 

Synthesis of the Outcomes of the Performance Reviews

   

Legal Framework

   

Conservation and Management

   

Compliance and Enforcement

   

Decision-making and Dispute settlement

   

International Cooperation

   

Financial and Administrative Issues

 

Toward the Volume II

 

APPENDIXES

 

1. Criteria for performance review

 

2. Compilation of the recommendations



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