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SWIOFC - Report of the second session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, 3 - 7 August 2007 / CPSOOI - Rapport de la deuxième session du Comité scientifique de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Quatre Bornes, Maurice, 3 - 7 août 2007











FAO South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission/Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Report of the second session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, 3–7 August 2007. Rapport de la deuxième session du Comité scientifique de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Quatre Bornes, Maurice, 3–7 août 2007. FAO Fisheries Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches. No. 875. Rome, FAO. 2008. 77p.


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    SWIOFC - Report of the third session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mahe, Seychelles, 17 -20 December 2007 / CPSOOI - Rapport de la troisième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Mahé, Seychelles, 17 -20 décembre 2007 2009
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    The third session of the South West Indian Ocean Commission was attended by delegates from France, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen. Representatives of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Indian Ocean Commission Monitoring Control and Surveillance Project (IOC-MCS), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Reg ional Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Coastal Zones of the Indian Ocean (ReCoMap) and the World Bank also attended the session as observers. The Commission noted the work undertaken since the second session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, and agreed that the second Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics should address the harmonization of fishery frame surveys. It agreed to: establish an ad hoc Steering Committee for the South West Indian Ocean Fisheri es Project (SWIOFP); hold a regional conference on
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    Report of the second session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, Maputo, Mozambique, 22–25 August 2006/ Rapport de la deuxième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien, Maputo, Mozambique, 22-25 août 2006 2007
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    The second session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, the Republic of Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen. Representatives of The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Swedish Board of Fisheries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Regional Seas Program of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Oceanographic Research Institut e (ORI), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) also attended the session as observers. The Commission noted the work undertaken since the first session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, agreed on a set of recommendations, approved the establishment of Working Group on Fisheries Data and Statistics, and agreed to link with the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) through a Committee to be established within the Commission. The Commission will hold a regi onal conference on “Sustainable fisheries development and its contribution to the Millennium Development Goals” within two years; the key topics of the Conference were decided. The Commission agreed to renew its efforts to engage on-going national and regional monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) activities and assist with a regional directory of MCS personnel. It elected a Bureau composed of Seychelles, Madagascar and Mozambique to steer the Commission intersessionally and at the third se ssion which will take place in Seychelles in 2007.
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    SWIOFC - Report of the third session of the Scientific Committee. Maputo, Mozambique, 16 -19 September 2008 / CPSOOI - Rapport de la troisième session du Comité scientifique. Maputo, Mozambique, 16 -19 septembre 2008 2009
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    The third session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of the Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) also attend ed the session as observers. The Scientific Committee examined the status of fisheries resources in its area of competence; considered the report of the second Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics; discussed a recent fishery assessment from Mauritius; discussed management and research actions in Mozambique (lobster), Seychelles (sharks), South Africa (line fishery) and Tanzania (prawns); discussed the preparation of next years conference on the contribution of fisheries to the Millen nium Development Goals; discussed the results of a workshop on ecosystem approach to fisheries; encouraged the formation of informal working groups to address priority areas identified; and made recommendations for the consideration of the fourth session of the Commission. The next session of the Scientific Committee will take place in Seychelles or alternatively in South Africa in 2009 at least two months before the fifth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission.

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