Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region


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Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region

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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 practical ways to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The session concluded with discussion of emerging issues in the region and endorsement of the strategic plan 20122018 as well as the biennial work plan 201314.



Table of Contents

Preparation of this document
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
    Background to the Fourth APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting
    Conclusions and recommendations of the Fourth APFIC RCFM
Opening of the meeting
Theme 1: Regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture
    Regional overview of capture fisheries in the subregions of Asia
    Status and trends of aquaculture in the subregions of Asia
Theme 2: Regional initiatives promoting improved assessments for
    strengthening management

    The Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Regional Fisheries Management
        Advisory Committee (RFMAC)
    Managing complex fisheries using risk-based assessments some ideas to
        facilitate the adoption of management regimes in Southeast Asia
    Responsible supply of fishmeal to Asian aquaculture
    The way forward for trawl fisheries management in Southeast Asia and the Coral
        Triangle
    Fish and fisheries of the Lower Mekong River Basin updated information
    The adoption of aquaculture assessment tools (AATs) for sustainability in the
        Asia-Pacific region
    Implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in small-scale fisheries in
        the Philippines
Theme 3: Country experiences improving fisheries management and the CCRF
    Fisheries resources management in Bangladesh: A paradigm in natural resource
        conservation
    Management of capture fisheries of China in the South China Sea
    Land rights certification programme for fishers of small-scale fishing businesses in
        Indonesia
    Implementing the ecosystem approach to fisheries in Malaysia
    Improving fisheries management and implementing the CCRF in Myanmar
    Success story of community-based reservoir fisheries in Indrosarobar Kulekhani,
        Makawanpur District, Nepal
    Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in Pakistan
    Improving fisheries management and implementation of the CCRF in
        the Philippines
    Biodegradable fishing gear in the Republic of Korea
    Improving fisheries co-management in Negombo lagoon under the Regional
         Fisheries Livelihoods Programme (RFLP) in Sri Lanka
    Improving fisheries management and implementing the CCRF in Thailand
    Timor-Leste抯 experiences in improving management of capture fisheries
    USA National Marine Fisheries Services: stewardship of living marine resources
        for the twenty-first century
Theme 4: Adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, livelihoods and support
    to small-scale fisheries

    Implications of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture: Challenges for
        adaptation and mitigation in the Asia-Pacific region
    How to get fisheries and aquaculture onto the climate change agenda
    The FAO guidelines on small-scale fisheries: getting it right a civil
        society perspective
    Lessons learned for improving livelihoods and resilience in coastal communities
Theme 5: Country experiences improving aquaculture management and the
    CCRF

    Steps towards improvement of aquaculture management: Bangladesh perspective
    Aquaculture development in Cambodia
    Recent improvements in aquaculture in Southern China and some constraints
    Aquaculture management and the CCRF implementation in Indonesia
    Implementing the ecosystem approach to aquaculture in Malaysia
    Improving aquaculture management and implementing the CCRF in Myanmar
    Integrated aquaculture in Nepal
    Pakistan抯 work on aquaculture: implementing the CCRF
    Improving aquaculture management and implementing the CCRF in the Philippines
    Seaweed cultivation for green growth in the Republic of Korea
    Rehabilitation of shrimp aquaculture industry affected with white spot disease in the
        North Western Province of Sri Lanka through implementation of best
        management practices
    Improving aquaculture management and implementing the CCRF in Thailand
    Timor-Leste抯 experiences in aquaculture management
    Aquaculture development in the United States
Theme 6: Priorities and capacity building for implementing the CCRF
    Priority areas for fishery management in South Asia
    ASEAN-SEAFDEC Resolution and Plan of Action Towards 2020: Priority areas of the
        Southeast Asian region
    Improving fisheries and resource management
    Training and capacity building in the ecosystem approach to fisheries management
RCFM summary and recommendations for reporting to APFIC
Closing of the RCFM
Appendix
    Appendix A: List of participants
    Appendix B: Agenda
    Appendix C: Opening statements




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