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Highlights for Tuesday, 1 February 2011

COFI 29COFI 29 reconvened in plenary sessions throughout the day. COFI discussed the decisions and recommendations of the 12th Session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade and the 5th Session of the COFI Sub-Committee on Aquaculture.

On fish trade, parties addressed a wide range of issues, including: FAO input into the World Trade Organization (WTO) fish subsidies negotiations and the CITES listing process; traceability; market access for small-scale producers; and ecolabelling.

On aquaculture, many parties supported adoption of the draft guidelines on aquaculture certification and discussed a variety of issues, including: concerns about trade barriers; increased funding for aquaculture development and implementation of the guidelines in developing countries;
and biosecurity.
View of Rome near FAO
Partial view of Rome from the FAO Headquarters.
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Hiromoto Watanabe, Secretary, COFI, listened to interventions throughout the day.

John Scanlon, Secretary-General, CITES, said CITES is complementary, rather than an alternative, to regional fisheries bodies.

Lorraine Hitch (Australia) said traceability requirements should be based on the level of risk faced by a fishery.

L-R: Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO; COFI 29 Chair Mohammad Pourkazemi; and
COFI Secretary Hiromoto Watanabe.
Deirdre Warner-Kramer (US) said the guidelines on certification would not pose barriers to trade.
Miguel Cisneros (Mexico) cautioned against a proliferation of certification schemes.
Danilo Rosales Pichardo (Nicaragua) noted the difficulties faced by developing countries when entering new markets.
Abdel-Nasser Zair (Algeria) supported a technical consultation on ecolabelling guidelines.
Members of the Secretariat in consultation during the session.
Enrico Bachis, International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization, with Mama Yawa Sandouno, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers.
Mauree Daroomalingum (Mauritius)
Alexander Fomin
(Russian Federation)
Charleston Deiye (Nauru)
Sebastian Mathew, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers.

Ababouch Lahsen, COFI Secretariat

Azza Jiddou (Mauritania)

Dag Erlong Stai (Norway)

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*COFI 29 website
*COFI 29 documents
*COFI 29 annotated agenda
*COFI 29 provisional agenda and timetable
*FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
*COFI 28 report, 2-6 March 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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