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ASIA-PACIFIC FISHERY COMMISSION (APFIC)

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French Equivalent: Commission Asie- Pacifique des pêches (CAPP)

Definition:
The Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) is an inter-governmental technical multilateral fishery body, established in 1948 under the auspices of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), aimed at promoting the full and proper utilisation of living aquatic resources by the development and management of fishing and aquaculture operations and by the development of related processing and marketing activities. Its area of competence is the Indo-Pacific region, including inland waters.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2002