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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 Thursday, 12 July 2012
COFI 2012The fourth day of the 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) convened on Thursday. In the morning, delegates received an update from the FAO on its recent activities on the development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries, and discussed the necessary future work on this matter. In the afternoon, the Committee considered: FAO’s Programme of Work in fisheries and aquaculture; the Multi-year Programme of Work of the Committee; the revised Rules of Procedure of the Committee and related changes in practice; election of the Chair and Vice-Chairs for COFI 31; other matters; and the date and location of the next session.
View of the Vatican from FAO Headquarters.
View of the Vatican from FAO Headquarters.
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From L-R: Boyd Haight, Director, Office of Strategy, Planning and Resources Management, FAO; Jia Jiansan, Resources Use and Conservation Division, FIR - FAO; Lahsen Ababouch, Director Policy and Economics Division, FIP - FAO; Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO; Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI 30, Islamic Republic of Iran; Hiromoto Watanabe, Secretary of COFI 30, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Policy, Economics and Institutions, FAO
Gladys Urbaneja Durán, Venezuela
Angela Bexten, Canada
Rolf Willmann, FAO
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Antonio Fernandez Aguirre, European Union
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Karin Mundnich, Chile
Kengo Tanaka, Japan
Stella Maris Chirinos, Peru
Abdul Razak Ayazi, Afghanistan
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Carlos Amaral, Angola
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Jong Hyun Jong (Ellie), Republic of Korea
Tarun Shridhar, India
Jane Willing, New Zealand
Barbara Morales, Panama
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Jia Jiansan, Resources Use and Conservation Division, FIR - FAO and Lahsen Ababouch, Director Policy and Economics Division, FIP - FAO
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Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI 30, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Delegates conferring during the break.
 
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Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI 30, conferring with Jane Willing, New Zealand.
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Asian Group consulting on the revised rules of procedure.
Side Events
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The panel at the side event: "Exploitation of small pelagics in West Africa: food security and sustainability issues."
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Gaoussou Gueye, General Secretary, African Confederation of Small-scale Fisheries Professional Organizations (CAOPA)
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Sid'Ahmed Abeid, President, CAOPA
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Room view of the side event: "Exploitation of small pelagics in West Africa: food security and sustainability issues."
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The panel at the side event: "Strengthening the role of African fisheries - progress towards CAMFA commitments."
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Panelist presenting on progress of Africa in meeting the commitments agreed upon at the Conference of African Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
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Peter Sinon, Seychelles
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Room view of the side event: "Strengthening the role of African fisheries - progress towards CAMFA commitments."
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Room view during the presentation: "FAO - ILO collaboration on labour issues in fisheries and aquaculture."
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From L-R: Philip Townsley, Integrated Marine Management; Melba Reantaso, FAO; Florence Poulain, FAO; David Brown, Emergency and Rehabilitation Response Coordinator, FAO; Milton Haughton, Executive Director, CRFM; Sue Lautze, FAO
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Room view of the side event: "Emergency Preparedness and Response."
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