FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Fifth Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of CACFish

Virtual event, 23/11/2020 - 24/11/2020

The overall objective of the meeting is to generate scientific and technical advice in support of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture management in the competence areas of the Commission, taking into account the emerging regional needs and priorities. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) brings together delegates, researchers, experts, and observers to discuss regional issues of technical and scientific nature, to review CACFish project outputs, and to identify priority areas for the work programme to be presented at the next session of the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFish).

TAC is the only subsidiary body of CACFish, which is composed of five contracting parties (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkey).

The main technical issues to be discussed at the virtual meeting include key decisions and recommendations of respective FAO fisheries governing bodies and CACFish; provision of technical advice on restocking and culture-based fisheries; post-harvest market measures, rules, and standards for safe and quality fish and fish products; and status and future direction of the second five-year regional work programme (2016–2020) of the Commission.

The event replaces the TAC meeting, originally scheduled for the first half of 2020, which had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Invitations will also be extended non-CACFish Member States from the Central Asia and Caucasus region.

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