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    Improving management and governance of fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region 2012
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    This is the final report of the thirty-second session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Da Nang, Viet Nam from 20 to 22 September 2012. The Committee reviewed the status and potential of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific as well as activities carried out by the Commission since the previous session. Member countries reported on national efforts undertaken in support of the recommendations of the previous three sessions of APFIC. Other topics discussed inc luded ways to strengthen assessments in fisheries and aquaculture to improve management of fisheries resources and practical ways to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. The session concluded with discussion of emerging issues in the region and endorsement of the strategic plan 2012-2018 as well as the biennial work plan 2013-14.
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    (2011) Report of the Seventy-third Session of the APFIC Executive Committee 2011
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    (2011) Report of the Seventy-third Session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Nha Trang, Viet Nam, 23-25 August 2011, FAO Regiol Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2011/23, 35 p. This document presents the fil report of the Seventy-third Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, from 23 to 25 August 2011. The APFIC Executive Committee’s main function is to direct the conduct of business and affai rs of the Commission between its biennial sessions and provide advice to the Secretariat. The APFIC Executive Committee at its Seventy-third session is composed of Viet Nam (Chairperson), India (Vice-Chairperson), Bangladesh and USA (Members), Republic of Korea (the former Chairperson) and the Secretary of the Commission (as an Ex-officio member). The agenda items discussed at the meeting were:  Inter-sessiol activities of APFIC Outcomes of the Third APFIC Regiol Consultative Forum Meeting (RCFM ) and recommendations of the Thirty-first Session Intertiol fishery developments and recommendations of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Review of key areas for attention by APFIC and partner organizations Updating the APFIC strategic plan 2012-2018 Improving the effectiveness of APFIC’s role in the region APFIC budget APFIC ongoing workplan and preparations for the Fourth RCFM and arrangements for the Thirty-second Session of APFIC Date and place of the Seventy-fourth session of APFIC Exec utive Committee The Executive Committee endorsed a number of recommendations relating to the direction of APFIC and how to strengthen its function. In addition, the Executive committee noted several key areas for attention under the forthcoming workplan. The Executive Committee also advised on the preparations for the Fourth Regiol Consultative Forum Meeting and the Thirty-second Session of APFIC to be held in Da Nang, Viet Nam, in 2012.
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    Report of the Thirty-fifth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)
    Cebu, the Philippines, 11-13 May 2018
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    This document is the final report of the Thirty-fifth Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) convened in Cebu, the Philippines from 11 to 13 May 2018. The event was hosted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Agriculture, the Philippines. It was attended by 14 APFIC member countries, two non-APFIC FAO members and ten partner organizations. The Commission reviewed the intersessional programme activities of APFIC and endorsed the report of the meeting of the Seventy-sixth APFIC Executive Committee. The Commission endorsed the recommendations of the Seventh Regional Consultative Forum Meeting in full and recommended that these should inform the future biennial work plan of APFIC. The Commission endorsed the recommendations of the APFIC ‘Regional Consultation to Promote Responsible Production and Use of Feed and Feed Ingredients for Sustainable Growth of Aquaculture in Asia-Pacific’, convened from 7 to 9 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand as well as the recommended strategies stemming from the APFIC ‘Regional Consultation on Building Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region’, held from 14 to 16 November 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Commission welcomed FAO’s expanded ‘Regional Initiative on Blue Growth in Asia-Pacific’ and endorsed the proposed programmatic framework and implementation plan for 2018 to 2019. Several members that were not included as the initiative’s focus countries expressed interest to participate in the implementation of the initiative from 2018 to 2019. The Commission confirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing remains a major threat to sustainable fisheries and welcomed the continued efforts of FAO and other international and regional organizations to support the members in combating IUU fishing in both inland and marine fisheries. The Commission recognized the contributions of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and of the regional and country Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects with which they have engaged and noted that the outputs of these programmes have relevance to fishery management and capacity in the region. Many member countries expressed interest in becoming more involved in these and future initiatives. The Commission welcomed the proposed 2018-2023 APFIC strategic plan and endorsed the 2018-2019 biennial work plan with a number of amendments. The Commission elected new officers and agreed that the Thirty-seventh Session of APFIC will be convened in Thailand in 2020.

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