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Thirtieth session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

9-13 July 2012 | FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy
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Highlights for Wednesday, 11 July 2012
COFI 2012Delegates returned to the FAO Heaquarters in Rome, Italy on Wednesday for the third day of the 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI). The Committee spent the morning discussing ocean governance and relevant outcomes from the Rio+20 conference. In the afternoon delegates reviewed recent major developments and future work of the FAO on combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing that have occurred since COFI 29. During lunch, participants attended side events on current fisheries issues from different parts of the world.
Room view during the plenary.
Room view during the plenary.
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From L-R: Gabriella Bianchi, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Fisheries Management and Conservation Service, FAO; Jeremy Turner, Resources Use and Conservation Division (FIR), FAO; Lahsen Ababouch, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division, FAO; Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO; Johan Williams, Vice-Chair, Norway; Hiromoto Watanabe, Secretary of COFI 30, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Policy, Economics and Institutions, FAO
Elvi Wijayanti, Indonesia
Gabriella Bianchi, FAO
Juan Carlos Ordoñez, Honduras
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Nannette Malsol, Palau
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Antonio Fernandez Aguirre, European Union
Mauree Daroomalingum, Mauritius
Silje Rem, Norway
Kengo Tanaka, Japan
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Deirdre Warner-Kramer, US
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Holger Martinsen, Argentina
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Michael Pearson, Canada
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Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO
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Stella Maris Chirinos, Peru
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Xinia Chaves Quirós, Costa Rica
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Vice-Chair Johan Williams listens to a participant's views.
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Ross Shotton, South Indian Ocean Deepsea Fishers Association, clarifies a point with Hiromoto Watanabe, FAO.
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FAO staff and the delegation of Bahrain during lunch break.
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Árni Mathiesen, FAO, conferring with Raschad Al-Khafaji, FAO.
Side Events
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Room view of the side event: "Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines."
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Panelists listening to questions regarding small-scale fisheries.
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Rolf Willmann, FAO
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Participants at the side event: "Pacific Islands Conservation and Management of the World's Largest Tuna Fishery."
 
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Nannette Malsol, Palau presenting during the side event: "Pacific Islands Conservation and Management of the World's Largest Tuna Fishery."
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Participants at the side event: "Pacific Islands Conservation and Management of the World's Largest Tuna Fishery."
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Room view of the side event: "The Status and Future of Global Shark Management."
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Susan Lieberman, PEW Environment Group
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Elizabeth Wilson, manager of the PEW Environment Group's global shark conservation campaign.
Ralph Cephas, International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network
Michele Kuruc, FAO
Reuben Sessa, FAO
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Room view of the side event: "The EAF-Nansen Projects: Laying the Basis for the Future."
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Mauree Daroomalingum, Mauritius
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Reading material provided for COFI 30 participants.
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*Meeting website
*Meeting provisional agenda and timetable
*Meeting documents
*Meeting annotated agenda
*Report of COFI 29
*Searchable database of previous COFI Reports, Rules of Procedure and additional background information
*FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

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