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From mid-May 2011:


  • Inputs are solicited from relevant regional and sub-regional meetings on fisheries matters where organizers agree to include a discussion of the Guidelines on the agenda. Depending on the structure of the particular meeting, comments would be solicited in plenary discussions, through working group arrangements and/or in writing.
  • Dedicated regional and national consultations provide inputs to the Guidelines development process (FAO is seeking extrabudgetary funding to support participation in these consultations).

 

Feb 2012 (at the latest):


  • FAO convenes an Expert Consultation to develop a first draft text of the Guidelines.

 

2012 (after Expert Consultation):


  • A Zero Draft version of the Guidelines text becomes available.

 

Jul 2012:


  • A progress report is presented to the 30th Session of COFI (on 9-13 July 2012)

 

Sep 2012-Apr 2013:


  • Consultations at national and regional level on the Zero Draft version, as amended subsequent to COFI 2012, continue.

 

Jun 2013:


  • The Draft Guidelines become available as the basis for negotiation by an inter-governmental Technical Consultation (subject to the direction given by COFI 2012).

 

Date to be decided:


  • FAO convenes a Technical Consultation to agree on final draft text.

 

Jul 2014:


  • The negotiated final draft Guidelines are presented for adoption to the 31st Session of COFI.
 
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