Report of the Thirty-second Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)


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Report of the thirty-second session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

This is the final report of the thirty-second session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Da Nang, Viet Nam from 20 to 22 September 2012. The Committee reviewed the status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific as well as activities carried out by the Commission since the previous session. Member countries reported on national efforts undertaken in support of the recommendations of the previous three sessions of APFIC. Other topics discussed included ways to strengthen assessments in fisheries and aquaculture to improve management of fisheries resources, and adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. The session concluded with discussion of emerging issues in the region and endorsed the strategic plan 20122018 as well as the biennial work plan 201314.



Table of Contents

Opening of the Session
Adoption of the agenda
Activities of APFIC since the Thirty-first Session
Report of the Seventy-third Meeting of the APFIC Executive Committee
Overview of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific region
Report from the Fourth APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting
Member country reports on developments that have responded to previous
    APFIC recommendations

Assessments of fisheries and aquaculture to improve management
Report of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystems Regional Fisheries
    Management Advisory Committee (BOBLME-RFMAC)

Adaptation and mitigation of climate change in fisheries and aquaculture
APFIC pilot questionnaire on responsible fisheries and aquaculture
Emerging issues in fisheries and aquaculture
APFIC strategic plan and regional outcomes
APFICs work for biennium 2013-2014
Financial Matters Relating to the Operation of the Commission
Statements of regional organizations and partners
Other matters
Election of officers
Date and place of the Thirty-third Session of APFIC
Adoption of the report
Appendices
    Appendix A: Agenda
    Appendix B: List of participants and observers
    Appendix C: Opening statements
    Appendix D: List of documents
    Appendix E: Regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture
    Appendix F: Summary of conclusions and recommendations of the Fourth APFIC
        Regional Consultative Forum Meeting
    Appendix G: Member country reports on developments that have responded to
        APFIC recommendations
    Appendix H: Statements of regional organizations and partners




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