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Report of the 36th Session of Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Bangkok, Thailand, 5–7 May 2021











FAO. 2021. Report of the Thirty-sixth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission – Bangkok, Thailand, 5– 7 May 2021. Bangkok. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb6875en




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