Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Report of the Seventy-seventh Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

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This document presents the final report of the Seventy-seventh Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) that was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 5 to 7 March 2019. The Executive Committee: (i) welcomed an update on the progress made on preparing a regional overview of the status and trends of aquaculture and capture fisheries in Asia and the Pacific region and updates on the frameworks used to monitor the implementation of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; (ii) complimented APFIC on the wide range of activities implemented with its partners and the achievements to date; (iii) reiterated the importance of the small-scale fisheries related value chains in the region and welcomed continued support for the implementation of the SSF Guidelines at the national and regional levels; (iv) agreed that IUU fishing was a continuing issue in the APFIC region and for APFIC member countries; (v) encouraged APFIC members to participate fully in various regional programmes to combat and eliminate IUU fishing that are currently being implemented; (vi) welcomed the continued efforts to implement the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture; (vii) emphasized the need for APFIC to provide a leadership role in the development of guidelines for sustainable aquaculture; and (viii) discussed preparations for the APFIC 8th Regional Consultative Forum Meeting and the Thirty-sixth APFIC Session to be held in Thailand in March 2020.

Cite this content as: FAO. 2020. Report of the Seventy-seventh Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5–7 March 2019. Bangkok.