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Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5–9 March 2007.











Arabic version of: FAO. Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5–9 March 2007. FAO Fisheries Report. No. 830. Rome, FAO. 2008. 78p.



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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2007
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA–IUU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2008
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA??UU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    粮农组织。渔业委员会第二十八届会议报告。2009 年3 月2-6 日,罗马。 2009
    The twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 2 to 6 March 2009. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the FAO programme in fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation. As part of the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action, COFI encouraged the Secretariat to proceed with the publication of the best pr actices technical guidelines for the IPOA-Seabirds. The Committee supported the development of guidelines on best practices for safety at sea. The Committee agreed that additional work should be carried out in relation to the Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fish Products from Inland Capture Fisheries. COFI recommended that FAO continue to provide technical advice to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in relation to listing proposals fo r commercially exploited aquatic species, and technical input to the fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization. COFI reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquaculture agenda and recognized the need for further support to the Special Programme for Aquaculture Development in Africa. It was noted that FAO should continue to play a leading role in relation to assistance for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Man agement of Deep-Sea Fisheries in the High Seas with regard to the management of fisheries resources exploited through deep-sea fishing. COFI reaffirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remained one of the principal threats to sustainable fisheries and highlighted the importance of the negotiation of a draft legally-binding instrument on port State measures. The Committee welcomed the outcome of the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries and focused on the various policie s, strategies, legal and social measures taken by Members to secure sustainable livelihoods in marine and inland small-scale fisheries. Concerning FAO’s programme of work in fisheries and aquaculture, COFI took note of the Immediate Plan of Action for FAO Renewal (2009 10) and supported its strengthened role in providing advice on priorities.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2007
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA–IUU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2008
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA??UU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    The twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 2 to 6 March 2009. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the FAO programme in fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation. As part of the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action, COFI encouraged the Secretariat to proceed with the publication of the best pr actices technical guidelines for the IPOA-Seabirds. The Committee supported the development of guidelines on best practices for safety at sea. The Committee agreed that additional work should be carried out in relation to the Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fish Products from Inland Capture Fisheries. COFI recommended that FAO continue to provide technical advice to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in relation to listing proposals fo r commercially exploited aquatic species, and technical input to the fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization. COFI reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquaculture agenda and recognized the need for further support to the Special Programme for Aquaculture Development in Africa. It was noted that FAO should continue to play a leading role in relation to assistance for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Man agement of Deep-Sea Fisheries in the High Seas with regard to the management of fisheries resources exploited through deep-sea fishing. COFI reaffirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remained one of the principal threats to sustainable fisheries and highlighted the importance of the negotiation of a draft legally-binding instrument on port State measures. The Committee welcomed the outcome of the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries and focused on the various policie s, strategies, legal and social measures taken by Members to secure sustainable livelihoods in marine and inland small-scale fisheries. Concerning FAO’s programme of work in fisheries and aquaculture, COFI took note of the Immediate Plan of Action for FAO Renewal (2009 10) and supported its strengthened role in providing advice on priorities.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2007
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA–IUU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2008
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA??UU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    粮农组织。渔业委员会第二十八届会议报告。2009 年3 月2-6 日,罗马。 2009
    The twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 2 to 6 March 2009. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the FAO programme in fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation. As part of the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action, COFI encouraged the Secretariat to proceed with the publication of the best pr actices technical guidelines for the IPOA-Seabirds. The Committee supported the development of guidelines on best practices for safety at sea. The Committee agreed that additional work should be carried out in relation to the Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fish Products from Inland Capture Fisheries. COFI recommended that FAO continue to provide technical advice to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in relation to listing proposals fo r commercially exploited aquatic species, and technical input to the fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization. COFI reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquaculture agenda and recognized the need for further support to the Special Programme for Aquaculture Development in Africa. It was noted that FAO should continue to play a leading role in relation to assistance for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Man agement of Deep-Sea Fisheries in the High Seas with regard to the management of fisheries resources exploited through deep-sea fishing. COFI reaffirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remained one of the principal threats to sustainable fisheries and highlighted the importance of the negotiation of a draft legally-binding instrument on port State measures. The Committee welcomed the outcome of the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries and focused on the various policie s, strategies, legal and social measures taken by Members to secure sustainable livelihoods in marine and inland small-scale fisheries. Concerning FAO’s programme of work in fisheries and aquaculture, COFI took note of the Immediate Plan of Action for FAO Renewal (2009 10) and supported its strengthened role in providing advice on priorities.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2007
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA–IUU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2008
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA??UU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    粮农组织。渔业委员会第二十八届会议报告。2009 年3 月2-6 日,罗马。 2009
    The twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 2 to 6 March 2009. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the FAO programme in fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation. As part of the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action, COFI encouraged the Secretariat to proceed with the publication of the best pr actices technical guidelines for the IPOA-Seabirds. The Committee supported the development of guidelines on best practices for safety at sea. The Committee agreed that additional work should be carried out in relation to the Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fish Products from Inland Capture Fisheries. COFI recommended that FAO continue to provide technical advice to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in relation to listing proposals fo r commercially exploited aquatic species, and technical input to the fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization. COFI reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquaculture agenda and recognized the need for further support to the Special Programme for Aquaculture Development in Africa. It was noted that FAO should continue to play a leading role in relation to assistance for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Man agement of Deep-Sea Fisheries in the High Seas with regard to the management of fisheries resources exploited through deep-sea fishing. COFI reaffirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remained one of the principal threats to sustainable fisheries and highlighted the importance of the negotiation of a draft legally-binding instrument on port State measures. The Committee welcomed the outcome of the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries and focused on the various policie s, strategies, legal and social measures taken by Members to secure sustainable livelihoods in marine and inland small-scale fisheries. Concerning FAO’s programme of work in fisheries and aquaculture, COFI took note of the Immediate Plan of Action for FAO Renewal (2009 10) and supported its strengthened role in providing advice on priorities.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2007
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA–IUU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    Report of the twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries. Rome, 5-9 March 2007. 2008
    The twenty-seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 9 March 2007. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the programme of work of FAO/FI in fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action (IPOAs) (on capacity; illegal, unreported and unregulated [IUU] fishing; sharks; and seabirds ), COFI welcomed the pending submission of a general multi-year programme of work on genetic resource management in fisheries and aquaculture. The Committee expressed concern about the level of fishing capacity which was higher than prior to the 2004 tsunami in some of the areas affected by the disaster and recognized that it called for (with FAO assistance as required) the design and implementation of sustainable and effective fisheries management arrangements that included a gradually phasing out fishing overcapacity, monitoring, access and livelihood considerations. COFI also referred to the issue of safety-at-sea in relation to the use of sub-standard vessels. The Committee recognized the importance of traceability for fish trade and welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Committee reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquacu lture agenda and highlighted the importance of addressing socio-economic impacts of aquaculture and other issues, such as improving planning and policy development at national and regional levels. The Committee agreed to give greater attention to small-scale fisheries and welcomed the convening of a broad-based international conference focusing specifically on small-scale fisheries. The Committee encouraged Members to join or cooperate with the voluntary International Monitoring, Control and Sur veillance (MCS) Network and to develop a new legally binding instrument based on the Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat IUU Fishing and the IPOA??UU. The Committee identified several areas for further work on issues related to the ecosystem approach to fisheries. The Committee found the level of the budget assigned to the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department unsatisfactory and not commensurate with the importance of its work and the expectations of the international community, and mad e a strong request that the relevant FAO Governing Bodies allocate more resources to the Department.
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    粮农组织。渔业委员会第二十八届会议报告。2009 年3 月2-6 日,罗马。 2009
    The twenty-eighth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held in Rome, Italy, from 2 to 6 March 2009. The Committee reviewed the issues of an international character and the FAO programme in fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation. As part of the further work to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and its International Plans of Action, COFI encouraged the Secretariat to proceed with the publication of the best pr actices technical guidelines for the IPOA-Seabirds. The Committee supported the development of guidelines on best practices for safety at sea. The Committee agreed that additional work should be carried out in relation to the Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fish Products from Inland Capture Fisheries. COFI recommended that FAO continue to provide technical advice to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in relation to listing proposals fo r commercially exploited aquatic species, and technical input to the fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization. COFI reaffirmed its trust in FAO to play a coordinating role in advancing the global aquaculture agenda and recognized the need for further support to the Special Programme for Aquaculture Development in Africa. It was noted that FAO should continue to play a leading role in relation to assistance for the implementation of the International Guidelines for the Man agement of Deep-Sea Fisheries in the High Seas with regard to the management of fisheries resources exploited through deep-sea fishing. COFI reaffirmed that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing remained one of the principal threats to sustainable fisheries and highlighted the importance of the negotiation of a draft legally-binding instrument on port State measures. The Committee welcomed the outcome of the 2008 Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries and focused on the various policie s, strategies, legal and social measures taken by Members to secure sustainable livelihoods in marine and inland small-scale fisheries. Concerning FAO’s programme of work in fisheries and aquaculture, COFI took note of the Immediate Plan of Action for FAO Renewal (2009 10) and supported its strengthened role in providing advice on priorities.

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