Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC)

Commission Asie-Pacifique des pêches
Comisión de Pesca para Asia-Pacifico (CPAP)

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Established on coming into force of an agreement formulated 26 Feb 1948, Baguio (Philippines). Establishment approved at 4th Session of the Conference of B-XB0971 - FAO, 1948. Agreement amended: 1961, at 9th Session; 1-5 Nov 1976, Colombo (Sri Lanka), at 17th session, changes being approved at 72nd Session of FAO Council, 8-11 Nov 1977, Rome (Italy); Dec 1993, Bangkok (Thailand), at 24th Session, changes being approved at 107th Session of FAO Council, 15-24 Nov 1994, Rome. Rules of Procedure adopted Mar 1949, at first session; revised 1961, at 9th Session; and amended at 12th, 16th, 17th and 18th Sessions.


Promote full and proper utilization of living aquatic resources by development and management of fishing and culture operations, and by development of related processing and marketing activities in conformity with the objectives of members in the Asia-Pacific area.


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



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