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Report of the fourth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 September 2010 / Rapport de la quatrième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l'océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 September 2009











FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa/Bureau sous-régional pour l'Afrique australe. Report of the fourth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 23¿25 September 2009.Rapport de la quatrième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l'océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 23¿25 septembre 2009. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l'aquaculture. No. 924. Harare, FAO. 2010. 48 p.


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    Minutes of the MEETING OF THE EAF–NANSEN PROJECT REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES COMMISSION AREA. Mombasa, Kenya, 26 September 2009 2010
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    The first meeting of the EAF-Nansen project Regional Steering Committee for the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) area was held at the Sai Rock Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya on 26th September 2009. The meeting was attended by representatives from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of the African Union Strategic Partnership for the Fisheries Investment Fund, the Agulhas and Somali Cu rrent Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) project, the UNEP/Nairobi Convention secretariat, and the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) also attended the meeting. Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of State for Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Maldives was elected Chair. In an introductory statement, the Secretary of SWIOFC reminded participants that the decision taken by the Commission to adopt the EAF-Nansen Regional Steering Committee and Regional Task Gro up as subsidiary bodies of the Commission is in response to proposals made by the SWIOFC Scientific Committee at its third Session held in Maputo, Mozambique in September 2008. The meeting was started with an overview of the EAF-Nansen project by the Project Coordinator who also elaborated on the basic principles of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). Activities and achievements under each component of the project were presented and discussed. Also presented were the project m anagement structure, ecosystem survey activities under the project, the mid-tern review of the EAF-Nansen project and the work plan for 2010. The recommendations compiled in the course of the meeting were discussed and adopted by the Committee.
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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 First Session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 18 - 20 April 2005 / SWIOFC - Rapport de la première session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 18 - 20 avril 2005 2006
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    The first session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, European Community, France, Kenya, the Republic of Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of the Agulhas Somali Large Marine Ecosystem, the Indian Ocean Commission, the World Conservation Union, the Republic of Korea, the Southern African Development Community, the Swedish International Development Cooperati on Agency, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project, the United Nations Development Programme in Somalia, the Regional Seas Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme also attended the session as observers. The Commission adopted its Rules of Procedure and established a Scientific Committee. It examined outcomes of the Committee on Fisheries and the fourth meeting of Regional Fisheries Bodies Secretariats held in Rome in March 2005. It also reviewed fisheries management in the so uthwest Indian Ocean, discussed collaboration with other regional organizations and programmes, established a programme of work, and elected members of a Bureau to steer the Commission until the next session which will take place in Mozambique in August 2006.

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