Report of the Meeting of Fisheries Managers and Ministers of the WECAFC Ad Hoc Working Group on Shrimp and Groundfish Resources in the Brazil-Guianas Shelf (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 26-29 March 2001)













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FAO Fisheries Report No. 650

FIPP/R650

ISSN 0429-9337

WESTERN CENTRAL ATLANTIC FISHERY COMMISSION

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ROME, 2001

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FOREWORD

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

ABSTRACT

ABBREVIATIONS, SYMBOLS, SPECIES, ETC.

LIST OF SPECIES NAMES

MANAGERS’ MEETING, 26-28 MARCH 2001

Status of shrimp and groundfish stocks and proposed management options
Modalities of co-operation
Improving the effectiveness of the Ad Hoc Working Group
Priority areas for future work

MINISTERS’ MEETING, 29 MARCH 2001

Opening statements
Ministers’ joint statement
Appendix A. List of Participants
Appendix B. Agenda
Appendix C. List of documents
Appendix D. Country reports on the management of shrimp and groundfish stocks of the Brazil-Guianas shelf

BRAZIL. Ordenamento das Pescarias Demersais no Norte do Brasil
BRAZIL. Management of the Demersal Fisheries in the North of Brazil (Unofficial Translation)
FRENCH GUIANA. Management of Shrimp and Snapper Fisheries
GUYANA. Status of Groundfish and Shrimp Fisheries
SURINAME. Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. National Report on Shrimp and Groundfish Fisheries
VENEZUELA. Informe Nacional
VENEZUELA. National Report (Unofficial Translation)

Appendix E. Opening statements of the fisheries ministers and representatives of ministers

Statement by the Representative of Brazil
Statement by the Representative of Brazil (Unofficial Translation)
Statement by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries of Suriname
Statement by the Honourable Minister of Food Production and Marine Resources of Trinidad and Tobago