The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) works to improve understanding, awareness and cooperation in fisheries issues in the Asia-Pacific region. The APFIC Secretariat is hosted by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand.
"Regional overview of fisheries and aquaculture in Asia and the Pacific 2012" The latest APFIC update of its biennial flagship publication is now available for. Download the overview for a comprehensive description of the fishery and aquaculture resources and trends across the APFIC region. This is dealt with by commodity groups and resources types, with additional management information.
25 September 2014, New York- Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable discussion with United States Secretary of State John Kerry held here today.
The event, "Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine Protected Areas", was organized as a follow-up to this week's UN climate summit and to take advantage of the presence of world leaders at the ongoing UN General Assembly.
The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has successfully convened its 33rd Session in Hyderbad, India (23-25 June, 2014). Amongst the outcomes of the 33rd Session was the endorsement of the APFIC regional guidelines for the management of tropical trawl fisheries in the Asia region. These guidleines provide guidance on more effective mangment of trawl fisheries in the region and follow an ecosystem management approaches. The background to the guidelines and supporting information can be accessed here.
The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) is pleased to announce that it has published a series of technical guides for training in Port Inspection of Fishing Vessels. Click here for the "Port Inspection Training" course materials. These were developed at the request of member countries to assist in developing regional capacity building in the implementation of Port State Measures.