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Report of the second session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, Maputo, Mozambique, 22–25 August 2006/ Rapport de la deuxième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien, Maputo, Mozambique, 22-25 août 2006











FAO Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa/Bureau sous-régional pour l’Afrique australe et orientale. Report of the second session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Maputo, Mozambique, 22–25 August 2006. Rapport de la deuxième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Maputo, Mozambique, 22-25 août 2006. FAO Fisheries Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches. No. 823. Rome, FAO. 2007. 61p.


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    The third session of the South West Indian Ocean Commission was attended by delegates from France, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen. Representatives of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Indian Ocean Commission Monitoring Control and Surveillance Project (IOC-MCS), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Reg ional Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Coastal Zones of the Indian Ocean (ReCoMap) and the World Bank also attended the session as observers. The Commission noted the work undertaken since the second session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, and agreed that the second Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics should address the harmonization of fishery frame surveys. It agreed to: establish an ad hoc Steering Committee for the South West Indian Ocean Fisheri es Project (SWIOFP); hold a regional conference on
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    Attending the seventh session were delegates from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of the African Union (AU-IBAR), Commission de l’océan Indien (COI), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), European Commission (EC), the German International Development Agency (GIZ), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences on behalf of the Swedish Inte rnational Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the World Bank (WB) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) also attended the session as observers.The Commission noted the work since the sixth session with satisfaction, considered the report of the Scientific Committee and its recommendations, noted the positive outcomes of the Working Party on Collaboration and Cooperation in Tuna Fisheries, revised the SWIOFC Rules of Procedure, raised matters relating to the establishment of a SADC Regional Monitoring, Control and Surveillance centre in Maputo, discussed the inclusion of the regional component of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Growth project (SWIOFISH1) within the SWIOFC Secretariat, established a Steering Committee for the project, and approved SWIOFCs work programme. The Commission elected Madagascar (Chair), Maldives and Tanzania (Vice-Chairs) to steer the Commission intersessionally and at the eight session in Madagascar, in 2016.
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    The third session of the Scientific Committee of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania. Representatives of the Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) also attend ed the session as observers. The Scientific Committee examined the status of fisheries resources in its area of competence; considered the report of the second Working Party on Fisheries Data and Statistics; discussed a recent fishery assessment from Mauritius; discussed management and research actions in Mozambique (lobster), Seychelles (sharks), South Africa (line fishery) and Tanzania (prawns); discussed the preparation of next years conference on the contribution of fisheries to the Millen nium Development Goals; discussed the results of a workshop on ecosystem approach to fisheries; encouraged the formation of informal working groups to address priority areas identified; and made recommendations for the consideration of the fourth session of the Commission. The next session of the Scientific Committee will take place in Seychelles or alternatively in South Africa in 2009 at least two months before the fifth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission.

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