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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











FAO South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission/Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Report of the third session of the Scientific Committee. Maputo, Mozambique, 16–19 September 2008. Rapport de la troisième session du Comité scientifique. Maputo, Mozambique, 16-19 septembre 2008. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture. No. 899. Rome, FAO. 2009. 85p.


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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 2008
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    The second session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Commission was attended by delegates from France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen. Representatives of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Western Indian Ocean Marine Scientists Association (WIOMSA) also attended as observers. The Scientific Committee examined the status of fisheries resources and considered the report of the Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics. It discussed recent fishery assessments, preparation of the next Conference on the contribution of fisheries development to the Millennium Development Goals, a workshop on interactions between sea turtles and shrimp fisheries, and informal working groups to address priority areas. It made recommendations for the consideration of the third session of the Commission. The next session will take place in Mozambique or alternatively in Madagascar in 2008.
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    Report of the fourth session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, Mahe, Seychelles, 29 November - 2 December 2010/ Rapport de la quatrième session du Comité scientifique de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien, Mahé, Seychelles, 29 novembre - 2 décembre 2010 2011
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    The fourth session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of FIRMS/FISHCODE, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the EAF¿Nansen project, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) and the United Kingdom also attended the session as observers. The Scienti fic Committee elected a new Chairperson, examined the status of fisheries resources in its area of competence; considered a report of the Working Group on demersal and small pelagic fishes; discussed research and management actions in Comores (sea cucumber), France (smallscale fisheries), Mozambique (deep-water lobster), Maldives (sharks), Mauritius (sea cucumber) Seychelles (sharks), South Africa (line fishery) and Tanzania (prawns); reviewed the progress towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries; was presented information on the availability and accessibility of data on tuna catches in the EEZs of member countries and high seas; discussed a recent fishery assessment from Mauritius; discussed integration of databases providing regional fisheries information; and made recommendations for the consideration of the fifth session of the Commission. The next session of the Scientific Committee will take place in South Africa or alternatively in Tanzania in 2011 at least t wo months before the sixth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission.
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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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