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Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research (FI-713)

Title Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research
Code FI-713
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Article of Constitution

Article VI.2


Established by the Director-General following the decision of the Conference at its Eleventh Session (1961) as the Advisory Committee on Marine Resources Research (ACMRR). Statutes revised by the Council in 1993 to change name to ACFR and amend the scope and terms of reference.



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Category Cat. 3

To study and advise the Director-General on the formulation and execution of the Organization's work in respect of all aspects of fisheries research, including conservation and management of marine and inland fishery resources, increasing fish productivity through enhancement of wild resources and through aquaculture, improving the means of converting fishery resources into human food and study the dynamics of fishing communities and the socio-economic consequences of Government fishery policies. Special attention is provided to the fisheries aspects of oceanographic research and to the impacts of environmental change on the sustainability of fisheries.


The Members of the Committee are selected on the basis of their specialized knowledge. Although the Committee is numerically small, consisting of only eight members, selection has been made to include the widest possible subject matter and geographical representation.

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Advisory Committee on Fisheries Research

First Session November 1997
Pattern of sessions 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006