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Report of the thirtieth session of the Committee on Fisheries

Rome, 9-13 July 2012.











FAO. Report of the thirtieth session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 9-13 July 2012. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1012. Rome, FAO. 2012. 59 pp.



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