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SWIOFC - Report of the First Session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 18 - 20 April 2005 / SWIOFC - Rapport de la première session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 18 - 20 avril 2005











FAO Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa/Bureau sous-régional pour l’Afrique australe et orientale. Report of the first session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 18– 20 April 2005. Rapport de la première session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 18-20 avril 2005. FAO Fisheries Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches. No. 805. Rome, FAO. 2006. 68p.


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    Report of the fourth session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 September 2010 / Rapport de la quatrième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l'océan Indien. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 September 2009 2010
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    Attending the fourth session were delegates from Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania, and observers from the African Union Strategic Fund for Fisheries, the Agulhas Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem project, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Indian Ocean Commission, the Nairobi Convention, the Swedish Board of Fisheries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Oceanographic Research Institute, and the World Bank. The Commission noted the work since the third session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, reflected on the status of fisheries resources, advised on management of stocks, reminded that there should be more fishery management plans, commended the EAF-Nansen project, cautioned on relying on foreign vessels to report catches within member EEZs, and raised the need for transparency and regional cooperation i n fishing agreements. It established a Regional Steering Committee for the EAF-Nansen project, appreciated initiatives of members and of SADC in the fight against illegal unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing noting that bilateral, regional and global-level efforts were required. It discussed EU regulations on IUU fishing and trade. It considered its direction on climate change and fisheries premature and requested the Scientific Committee to set up a working group with IOTC for further advic e. On improving its effectiveness, members emphasised responsibility, welcomed a results-based approach, and requested a review. A SWIOFP Steering Committee meeting was held in conjunction with the Commission. The Commission elected Maldives, Mauritius and Madagascar to steer the Commission intersessionally and at the fifth session in Maldives, late 2010 or early 2011.
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    SWIOFC - Report of the third session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission. Mahe, Seychelles, 17 -20 December 2007 / CPSOOI - Rapport de la troisième session de la Commission des pêches pour le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Mahé, Seychelles, 17 -20 décembre 2007 2009
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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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    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 2007
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    The second session of the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission was attended by delegates from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, the Republic of Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen. Representatives of The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Swedish Board of Fisheries, the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP), the Regional Seas Program of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Oceanographic Research Institut e (ORI), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) also attended the session as observers. The Commission noted the work undertaken since the first session, considered the report of the Scientific Committee, agreed on a set of recommendations, approved the establishment of Working Group on Fisheries Data and Statistics, and agreed to link with the South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Project (SWIOFP) through a Committee to be established within the Commission. The Commission will hold a regi onal conference on “Sustainable fisheries development and its contribution to the Millennium Development Goals” within two years; the key topics of the Conference were decided. The Commission agreed to renew its efforts to engage on-going national and regional monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) activities and assist with a regional directory of MCS personnel. It elected a Bureau composed of Seychelles, Madagascar and Mozambique to steer the Commission intersessionally and at the third se ssion which will take place in Seychelles in 2007.

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