The ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference

Bangkok, Thailand, 13th Jun 2011 - 17th Jun 2011

This conference serves as the platform for addressing important issues pertaining to the sustainable development of fisheries.

addressing important issues
pertaining to the sustainable development of fisheries

 

Fish for the People 2020  - Adaptation to a Changing Environment

Background

The fisheries sector has been widely recognized as an important sector providing substantial contributions to food security for countries in the Southeast Asian region. With the objective of addressing important issues pertaining to the sustainable development of fisheries, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) co-organized in November 2001, the ASEANSEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium: “Fish for the People”. During that time, the “Resolution” and “Plan of Action” on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region were adopted by the ministers responsible for fisheries of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Member Countries, and since then such instruments have been used as both policy framework and guiding principle in the development of sustainable fisheries of the region.

However, in view of the deteriorating state of fishery resources and the emerging fisheries-related issues and initiatives during the past decade which need to be addressed, ASEAN and SEAFDEC are organizing the “ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020” or “Fish for the People 2020: Adaptation to a Changing Environment”, scheduled from 13 to 17 June 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Based on the progress in the implementation of the “Resolution” and “Plan of Action” adopted in 2001, the “Fish for the People 2020” Conference will further address the priority issues that are envisaged to impede the sustainable contribution of fisheries to food security in the region. It is also expected that the Conference will come up with the regional policy framework and guiding principle for the ASEAN countries in achieving sustainable fisheries for food security for the coming decade while also responding to the changing environment.

Objectives

The Conference aims to address the concerns on the current fisheries situation and emerging issues that may impede the sustainable development and the contribution of fisheries to food security in the Southeast Asian region. Through a series of preparatory processes and technical consultations, the “Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Towards 2020”, would be developed for consideration and adoption by the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Senior Officials and Ministers responsible for fisheries during the Conference.

Expected Outputs

It is expected that the following outputs could be achieved from the Conference:

  1. Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Towards 2020, which will be used as policy principle by the ASEAN countries in achieving sustainable fisheries for food security in the coming decade;
  2. Concept Notes on the Conference Follow-up Program (5-year plan) in line with the Decade Resolution and Plan of Action;
  3. Awareness building of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Member Countries and participants on issues related to sustainable fisheries and food security; and
  4. Reinforced ASEAN solidarity and closer cooperation in the field of fisheries through the adoption of the above policy instruments, in accordance with the implementation of ASEAN Charter in realization of the ASEAN Community.

 

Date

13 - 27 June, 2011

Venue

Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel, Thailand.

Agenda

Click here to download detailed information and agenda.

 

 

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