Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Marine fisheries statistics

At its 31st Session, the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) noted the need to strengthen fishery and aquaculture management in the region and encouraged member countries to undertake assessments where possible to assist fishery and aquaculture management decision-making. APFIC further emphasized the need to implement lower cost fishery assessment methods that are not heavily reliant on survey cruises, and to develop...
The Pacific Island region consists of fourteen independent countries and eight territories located in the western and central Pacific Ocean. In this area there are about 200 high islands and some 2 500 low islands and atolls. The main categories of marine fishing in the area are: Offshore fishing. This is undertaken mainly by large industrial-scale fishing vessels. Approximately 1 500 of...
FAO. Report of the second Workshop on the Assessment of Fishery Stock Status in South and Southeast Asia. Bangkok, 5–9 October 2009. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 940. Rome, FAO. 2010. 54p. This report covers the main outcomes of the second of two workshops held in Bangkok (Thailand) in June and October 2009 respectively, with the main objective to review...
The Meeting of the APFIC Ad hoc Working Group of Experts in Capture Fishery Data Collection was convened in Bangkok, Thailand, from 7 to 9 September 1999. Its main task was to discuss implementation of the Guidelines for the Routine Collection of Capture Fishery Data (Appendix A). The Guidelines were prepared during the FAO/DANIDA Expert Consultation in Bangkok, Thailand, in...