Posts Tagged COFI

COFI Final: IMCS Report

The Thirtieth Session of COFI concluded on Friday July 13th. While the FAO’s official report of the meeting will contain the decisions of the Committee, the report will not contain all of the proposals and comments on IUU made by many of the more than 44 countries

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COFI Day 3: IMCS Report

Dear Colleagues, The Wednesday sessions at COFI included agenda item #9: Ocean Governance and Outcomes of Rio+20, and also agenda item #10b:Combating IUU Fishing. Interventions during both sessions pointed to the need for more data and capacity building around the world. See  below for more in-depth reporting.

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COFI Day 2: IMCS Report

Dear Colleagues, Discussion continued today regarding the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. As proposed by the Chair, it was agreed to address with agenda items 6, 7, and 8 with the inclusion of an evening session. Agenda point 9 (Ocean governance and outcomes RIO +20) will

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COFI: Day One

July 9, 2012 Dear MCS Colleagues, We are reporting from the first day of the 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) meeting held at the FAO in Rome, Italy. The opening session presented the 2012 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report (SOFIA), and continued

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