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Visit by Iranian Delegation to FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department


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Fisheries and Aquaculture Department – Presentation by Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Rome 25 February 2013.

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Visit by Iranian Delegation to FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

  1. 1. Visit by Iranian Delegation to FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Presented by: Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Rome 25 February 2013
  2. 2. Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division Policy, Economics and Institutions FIPI Products, Trade and Marketing FIPM Statistics and Information FIPS Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Use and Conservation Division Marine and Inland Fisheries FIRF Fishing Operations and Technology FIRO Aquaculture FIRA Programme Coordination Unit FishCode Programme Assistant Director-General
  3. 3. FI staff Regular Programme staff 129 Project staff 55 Technical Officers in the field 18 PWB 2012-13 Regular Programme USD 66 million Voluntary contributions USD 86 million FI KEY INFORMATION
  4. 4. A world in which responsible and sustainable use of fisheries & aquaculture resources make an appreciable contribution to human well being, food security and poverty alleviation. Vision Statement FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Department
  5. 5. To Facilitate and Secure the Long-term Sustainable Development and Utilization of the World’s Fisheries Resources and Aquaculture Making the most of quantity, quality and value Preservation Conservation
  6. 6. The instruments that we use are: Information gathering/dissemination Technical guidelines  Projects Advice Assistance Capacity building Legal instruments Binding (e.g. 2009 PSM Agreement) Non-binding (e.g. 1995 CCRF)
  7. 7. The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries within the progressive development of a body of law ( hard and soft) 1995 Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries 1993Compliance Agreement IPOAs • Seabirds 1999 • Sharks 1999 • Capacity 1999 • IUU 2001 •[Kyoto POA ’95] Port State Measures: Model Scheme 2005 + 2009 Agreement Strategies: •Status & Trends on Capture Fisheries 2003 • Status & Trends on Aquaculture 2007 International Guidelines: • Sea-Turtles2009 • Ecolabelling 2009 • Deep sea fisheries2008-2009 • By-catch management & reduction of discards 12/2010 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1995UNFSA 1992 UNCED: Rio Declaration + Agenda 21 2002 WSSD Johannesburg Plan of Imple- -mentation Ecosystem approach to fisheries: Reykjavík 2001
  8. 8. Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) Next session: RECOFI 7th Session, 14 -16 May 2013 , Teheran, Islamic Republic of Iran Some issues: 1. Minimum data reporting in the RECOFI area. 2. The fisheries management advice discussed at the 6th WGFM. 3. The need to reconsider the mandate and the objectives of the Working Group on Aquaculture. 4. The improved performance of the Regional Aquaculture Information System. 5. The inadequate budget of RECOFI and the need to further develop and strengthen the Commission. Current membership: Bahrain, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran ,Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
  9. 9. Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2012-2016 Fisheries and Aquaculture: Contribute to all 3 Priority Areas Specific Fisheries and Aquaculture: Main challenges: (pg 8) lack of coordination and inadequate link with research, inadequate quality control, processing, conservation and marketing. Output 2.1.3 Sustainable development of aquatic and fisheries resources (pg 20) Enhanced national capacity to design and implement a strategy for sustainable development and exploitation of aquatic and fisheries resources with participation of coastal communities (pg 37)
  10. 10. Sustainable Development of Aquatic and Fisheries Resources
  11. 11. Thank You!