Friday, May 18, 2007

ACP stakeholders discuss in preparation of COFI meeting

Since late 2004, CFFA, CTA and Euforic facilitate e-discussions on ACP - EU fisheries relations. The first part of the 2007 discussion focused on issues in agenda for the 27th session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI). In particular, four subjects were perceived by participants as most relevant:
  • the battle against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing;
  • the management of fishing capacity;
  • social issues in the fisheries sector;
  • issues related to trade in fish products.
The next phases of discussions look into fisheries research and traceability issues.

The final report of the 2007 e-consultation is available here (pdf).

See also Euforic newsfeed and dossier on fisheries.