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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 Friday, 13 July 2012
COFI 2012

Delegates met for the final day of the 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) on Friday. The FAO Secretariat took the morning to prepare versions of the Final Draft Report from the session, which had been completed at a final Drafting Committee session the previous evening that lasted until 2:00 am.

In the afternoon, Chair Mohammed Pourkazemi (Islamic Republic of Iran) convened the final plenary session during which delegates considered the Final Draft Report for COFI 30. Reviewing the report paragraph-by-paragraph, delegations suggested and deliberated amendments to clarify the meaning and central points of the week’s discussions. With various amendments, the report was adopted.

Chair Pourkazemi offered wide thanks for the fruitful session and officially gaveled the meeting to a close at 6:19 pm.

ENB SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS: The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of COFI 30 will be available on this site on Monday, 16 July 2012.

The atrium inside the FAO Headquarters.
The atrium inside the FAO Headquarters.
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From L-R: 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
Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI 30, Islamic Republic of Iran
Lahsen Ababouch, Director Policy and Economics Division, FIP - FAO
Jia Jiansan, Resources Use and Conservation Division, FIR - FAO
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Karin Mundnich, Chile
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Mauree Daroomalingum, Mauritius
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Secretariat listens to views from the floor on the report of the Drafting Committee.
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Michael Pearson, Canada
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Xinia Chaves Quirós, Costa Rica
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Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO and Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI 30, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, and Hiromoto Watanabe, Secretary of COFI 30, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Policy, Economics and Institutions, FAO
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Members of the COFI support team.
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David Doulman, FIPI - FAO, and Jane Willing, New Zealand
Side Events
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The panel at the side event: "PROFISH Steering Committee Meeting" organized by the World Bank and the Global Program on Fisheries (PROFISH).
Marc Nolting, Senior Planning Officer, German Agency for International Cooperation
Juergen Voegele, Director, ARD, World Bank
Brit Frisknes, Norway
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Participants at the side event: "PROFISH Steering Committee Meeting."
 
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Room view of the side event: "PROFISH Steering Committee Meeting."
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Susan Jackson, International Sustainable Seafood Foundation, talked about their work with RFMOs on developing sustainability strategies for global tuna fisheries.
 
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The panel at the side event: "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation with focus on MPAs."
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Room view during the side event: "Governance for Fisheries and Marine Conservation with focus on MPAs."
Around the venue
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*Report of COFI 29
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