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APFIC Third Regional Consultative Forum Meeting: Balancing the needs of people and ecosystems in fisheries and aquaculture management in Asia and the Pacific region










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    This is the final report of the fifth regional consultative forum meeting of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Hyderabad, India from 19 to 21 June 2014. It was attended by 85 participants from 17 countries and 28 national, regional and inter-governmental partner organizations and projects. Forum participants came to the meeting to develop and reach consensus on ways of implementing policies and action plans designed to address the major challenges confronting the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the region. Issues discussed included blue growth for the responsible management of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia-Pacific, lessons learned and future directions of the marine environmental and fisheries initiatives in Asia, and promoting sustainable intensification of aquaculture for food and nutritional security in Asia-Pacific. Recommendations of the meeting are included in the report.
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    It has become clear that we have reached the last frontier of marine capture fishery expansion. It is also evident that aquaculture is facing severe constraints owing to a lack of land for further expansion and a limit in the global supply of aquaculture feeds. Now is the time to take action on improving management of the region’s natural resources for sustainable development. As a regional consultative body, the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has a strong role to play in achieving sust ainable development of fisheries and aquaculture. The overall goal of APFIC’s biennial regional consultative forum meeting, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16 to 19 August 2006, was to provide (i) background on the status, trends and potential of Asia-Pacific fisheries and aquaculture; (ii) develop policy and action plans on major issues that constrain production such as “trash fish” and national fisheries management; and (iii) discuss emerging issues in the region, namely fish trade and sta ndards, and illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. A summary and recommendations of the meeting are provided in the report.
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    The report of the second regional consultative forum meeting of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Manado, Indonesia from 6 to 9 August 2008. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the role of APFIC as a coordinating body in transferring and exchanging information and experiences to assist member countries address emerging issues in fisheries and aquaculture in the region. The theme of this second meeting was "adapting to emerging challenges: promotion of effective arr angements for the management of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region". This built on the theme of the first meeting held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2006 which was "reforming fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region". The aim of the forum was to develop and agree on ways to implement policies and action plans to address the above two themes. The status and challenges in fisheries and aquaculture in the region were reviewed, and policy and action plans to address majo r issues that constrain reaching the potential of fisheries and aquaculture in the region were examined. Some broader policy challenges facing all members were addressed such as implementing the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, opportunities and benefits presented by certification in fisheries and aquaculture, and integrating fisheries management into broader large marine ecosystem management.

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