Tuna Fisheries Development and Management in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific off Southeast Asia (IPTP)

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1982, as an inter-regional tuna information centre under the policy guidance of U-XE9613 - Indian Ocean Fishery Commission (IOFC) and Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission (IPFC), currently E-XE1023 - Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC). The first phase of the project, Tuna Resources Development and Management in Indo-Pacific terminated at the end of 1986. The second phase of the project, Tuna Development and Management in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Region, was funded on a cost-sharing basis with UNDP, participating countries and the European Union. An additional project entitled "Regional Collaboration in Fisheries for Tuna and Tuna-like Fishes" was implemented for three years (1987-1989). Two more phases of IPTP project, entitled "Tuna Development and Management in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Region (Phase III and IV)" have been executed under cost-sharing contribution from member countries and EU. These phases covered respectively 1990-1991 and 1992-1993. Phase V covered the period 1994- 1996, with support from Australia, European Union, France, India, Iran, Japan, Korea Rep, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Oman, Seychelles, Spain and Sri Lanka. The last and final phase began in Jan 1997, and will last up to the transfer of activities from IPTC to IOTC. Ceased to exist at the end of 1997.


Provide fisheries scientists and administrators of the countries involved in fishing tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean off Southeast Asia with data on this operation as a scientific basis for rational fisheries development and management, as well as with scientific information required for addressing fisheries development and management problems identified by them as most needed; participate in the coordination of activities related to the development and management of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific off Southeast Asia.

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