European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC)

Commission européenne consultative pour les pêches dans les eaux intérieures (CECPI)
Comisión Asesora Europea sobre Pesca Continental

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History

June 1957, Madrid (Spain), as an Article VI body under Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), by FAO Council at its 26th Session. First session Apr 1960. Original title: European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC) -- Commission européenne consultative pour les pêches dans les eaux intérieures (CECPI) -- Comisión Asesora Europea sobre Pesca Continental. Current title adopted, May 2008. Title and new statutes formally approved, May 2010.

Aims

Promote the long-term sustainable development, utilization, conservation, restoration and responsible management of European inland fisheries and aquaculture.

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Activities

Projects: Crayfish; Eels; Fish monitoring in fresh waters; Fish Passage Best Practices; Introductions and stocking; Management of sturgeon; Prevention and control of bird predation; EU Water Framework Directive; Recreational fisheries; Social and economic aspects of inland fisheries. Assists in collection and dissemination of information. Promotes liaison and cooperation among governmental organizations, and among inland fisheries institutes and scientists of member countries. Advises on the evolution of an organized approach among interested governments of the region toward the development of inland fisheries. Programme on aquatic pollution includes assessment of the impact of other users of aquatic resources on fisheries. Holds international meetings, seminars and and symposia. Subsidiary bodies meet on an ad hoc basis at biennial Session as well as at other times. In addition, workshops are held on specific subjects.

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Languages

English, French, German.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 33 countries
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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Rivers and Lakes
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
    • Fisheries

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

E1070

Last News Received

2020
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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