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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Regional Commission for Fisheries. Meeting
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
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The report of the Working Group on Fisheries Management (WGFM) was addressed, as well as the the outcome of the third and fourth meetings of the WGFM, stock status reporting and review of capture fisheries statistics, and unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the region. The Commission agreed to adopt the FAO/RECOFI joint WGA and WGFM regional strategy on spatial planning for marine capture fisheries and aquaculture and, within available resources, to provide the necessary support for follow-up action for the strategy's implementation. The Commission adopted its first fisheries management recommendation on minimum data reporting in the RECOFI area and agreed that the recommendation would take effect on 1 January 2012. The Commission agreed on a threefold increase of the Members' annual contributions from 2013 provided that all arrears were liquidated by 31 December 2011. The Commission discussed and approved the programme of work for the WGA and the WGFM.