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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 Monday, 9 July 2012
COFI 2012The 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) convened in plenary sessions throughout the day on Monday. COFI heard opening remarks from the FAO Director General and considered and approved the agenda and arrangements for the session and the designation of the Drafting Committee. Discussion on the revised Rules of Procedure of the Committee and related changes in practice was deferred to Thursday. For the remainder of the day, COFI discussed the world fisheries and aquaculture: status, issues and needs, the SOFIA report, and progress in the implementation of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) and related instruments. Delegates elected at COFI29 to the positions of Chair and Vice-Chairs continued in these positions for COFI30.
A bird's eye view of the meeting room.
A bird's eye view of the meeting room.
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From L-R: Richard Grainger, FIPS - 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 Agriculture Department, FAO, Mohammed Pourkazemi, Chair of COFI, Islamic Republic of Iran, Hiromoto Watanabe, Secretary of COFI30, FIPI - FAO
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO
Haris Zannetis, Cyprus
Gustavo Oscar Infante, Argentina
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Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO
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Richard Grainger, FAO
Marcelo Crivella, Brazil
Reza Shahifar, Islamic Republic of Iran
Antonio Fernandez Aguirre, European Union
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Jane Willing, New Zealand
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Carlos Amaral, Angola
Mohamed Fathy Osman, Egypt
Ben Ponia, Cook Islands
Karin Mundnich, Chile
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Deirdre Warner-Kramer, US
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Jong Hyun Jong (Ellie), Republic of Korea
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Emile Essema, Regional Commision of Fisheries for the Gulf of Guinea (COREP)
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Susan Lieberman, PEW Environment Group
David Doulman, FIPI - FAO
Michael Pearson, Canada
Gordon Neil, Australia
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Shamsul Kibria, Bangladesh
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Moustapha Thiam, Senegal
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IGOs representatives deliberating.
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Secretariat discussing the agenda.
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Delegates discussing the SOFIA2012 report.
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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
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