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Presentation by Mr Árni M. Mathiesen
Assistant Director-General
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Food and
Agriculture ...
1995 - 2015
An international celebration for
20 years of the Code of Conduct
for Responsible Fisheries
• Celebrated in Vigo, Spain at ...
An international celebration for
20 years of the Code of Conduct
for Responsible Fisheries
• Participants praised progress...
An international celebration for
20 years of the Code of Conduct
for Responsible Fisheries
• Main outcomes following the a...
Celebrating 20 Years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries – Presentation under FAO Council 153rd Session, Rome...
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Celebrating 20 Years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries – Presentation under FAO Council 153rd Session, Rome, 30 November - 4 December 2015

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Presentation delivered under FAO Council 153rd Session, Item 17.3 “Outcomes of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (Vigo, Spain, 8-9 October 2015)”

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries – Presentation under FAO Council 153rd Session, Rome, 30 November - 4 December 2015

  1. 1. Presentation by Mr Árni M. Mathiesen Assistant Director-General Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. 2. 1995 - 2015
  3. 3. An international celebration for 20 years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries • Celebrated in Vigo, Spain at the First International Fisheries Stakeholder Forum, 8-9 October 2015 • Co-organized with Government of Spain, Regional Government of Galicia, and Conxemar (Spanish seafood industry) • More than 600 participants, including 70 delegations from 5 continents • Delegations included 10 Ministers, 12 Vice-Ministers, 10 Directors-General of Fisheries organizations, and the EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries • Also celebrated in Bergen, Norway at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (March 2015), Grimsby, UK World Seafood Congress (September 2015) and at fisheries events at Expo Milano (May-October 2015), COFI Subcommittee on Aquaculture (October 2015) and the Foro Económico de la Pesca y Acuacultura, Mexico City (November 2015). Created videos and communication material.
  4. 4. An international celebration for 20 years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries • Participants praised progress made under the Code in its first two decades, and voiced a new commitment to strengthening work related to the Code • Main outcomes from Vigo:  Renewed emphasis on combating IUU fishing, with numerous calls to ratify the Port State Measures Agreement  A stronger role for the Code in managing socioeconomic factors (e.g, Voluntary Guidelines on Small-scale fisheries, decent work) and its relation to Blue Growth  A call for FAO to help prepare countries for seafood certification
  5. 5. An international celebration for 20 years of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries • Main outcomes following the anniversary event of Vigo and various fora celebrating the Code throughout the year:  Increased awareness among policymakers, industry & society at large about importance of Code for meeting future challenges and role of Blue Growth Initiative  A call for FAO to explore further a Blue Growth Industry Forum similar to the Banana Forum that already operates in cooperation with FAO  Need for increased dialogue and collaboration between FAO and the private sector, through Blue Growth and GLOBEFISH  Increased awareness of role of social issues and FAO’s full integration of sustainable livelihoods for fish workers in developing countries into its work programme

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