Report of the Sixth Meeting of the RECOFI Working Group on Fisheries Management, Doha, The State of Qatar, 5–8 November 2012.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1034

Report of the Sixth Meeting of the RECOFI Working Group
on Fisheries Management
Doha, The State of Qatar, 5–8 November 2012






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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ABSTRACT

FAO. 2013.
Report of the Sixth Meeting of the RECOFI Working Group on Fisheries Management, Doha, The State of Qatar, 5–8 November 2012.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1034. Rome, FAO. 93 pp.

This document contains the report of the Sixth Meeting of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) Working Group on Fisheries Management (WGFM), which was held in Doha, the State of Qatar from 5 to 8 November 2012. The WGFM addressed and made decisions on matters concerning relevant follow-up to fifth meeting of the RECOFI WGFM and to the Sixth Session of RECOFI that was held in Rome, Italy during the period from 10 to 12 May 2011. The status of the implementation of the fisheries management recommendation on minimum data reporting in recommendation RECOFI/6/2011/1 that entered into force on 1 January 2012 was discussed. The report on the RECOFI Workshop on Social and Economic Aspects of Fisheries in the RECOFI Region as well as the progress on the work of the Task Group for this activity was presented and discussed. The development of regional fisheries management plans with agreed operational objectives for fisheries management was outlined. The main outcomes of the Near East and North Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries and its relevance to RECOFI were presented. RECOFI participation in the FIRMS Steering Committee meeting and national inventories of fisheries in RECOFI Members were considered. The status of RECOFI's financial situation and its implications for implementing the approved Working Group on Fisheries Management workplan was discussed, as well as the priorities, and further to this, an update of the programme of work and budget for the biennium 2013–2014 was agreed. Finally, an update on the outcomes of the tripartite initiative on fisheries management cooperation in the northern area of RECOFI was presented. The next meeting of the WGFM will possibly be held in Kuwait in 2013.


Table of Contents

OPENING OF THE MEETING


ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETING


STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATION ON MINIMUM DATA REPORTING (RECOFI/6/2011/1) THAT ENTERED INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY 2012


REPORT ON THE RECOFI WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF FISHERIES IN THE RECOFI REGION


DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLANS WITH AGREED OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT


FIFTH MEETING OF THE RECOFI WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT


MAIN OUTCOMES OF THE NEAR-EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON SECURING SUSTAINABLE SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES


REPORT ON THE STATUS OF RECOFI'S FINANCIAL SITUATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE APPROVED WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT WORKPLAN


UPDATE OF THE PROGRAMME OF WORK AND BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM 2013–2014 IN RELATION TO THE WORKING GROUP ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT


REVIEW OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE TRIPARTITE INITIATIVE ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT COOPERATION IN THE NORTHERN AREA OF RECOFI AND PROGRESS


ANY OTHER MATTERS


ELECTION OF CHAIPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON


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


ADOPTION OF THE REPORT


APPENDIXES


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