Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) works to improve understanding, awareness and cooperation in fisheries issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The APFIC Secretariat is hosted by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Key publications

This review presents summary information on 45 river and great lake basins of the world, which support inland fisheries. The information presented is drawn from published information in peer-reviewed journals as well as grey literature. Each basin summary is presented...

This Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries management training course (Inland Fisheries) is designed as a complete training course for the sustainable management of inland fisheries using the ecosystem approach. It is targeted at middle-level fishery and environment officers, extension workers, facilitators...

Latest Publications

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) was established in 1948 and has undergone various reforms since then to adapt to the changing international governance of fisheries as well as reforms in the function and resourcing of FAO’s regional fishery bodies. This...

The study, "Resilience and seizing opportunities – Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture businesses that thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic in South and Southeast Asia", attempts to evaluate and compare the pre- and post-pandemic situation and scenario of the concerned groups of...

The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) was established in 1948 and has undergone various reforms since then to adapt to the changing international governance of fisheries as well as reforms in the function and resourcing of FAO’s regional fishery bodies. This...

This document is the edited version of the report adopted by the 36th session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened at a virtual session in Bangkok, Thailand from 5 to 7 May 2021. It was hosted by the Department...