Proceedings of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium: "Fish for the People" was prepared by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Fisheries, Thailand (DOF). FROM THE ASEAN-SEAFDEC CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: "FISH FOR THE PEOPLE".
THE ASEAN-SEAFDEC CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
FISH FOR THE PEOPLE”
Consultative Process for the Conference Preparations (2000-2001)
The result of this consultation process was the development of the technical program for the conference. In consultation with the senior officials of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC member countries, the draft resolution and action plan on sustainable fisheries for food security for the ASEAN region were also prepared.
The ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference (19-24 November 2001)
To identify fisheries topics and issues of utmost importance to the region, the conference organizers sought the views of a wide range of fisheries-related experts, including representatives of ASEAN-SEAFDEC Member States, international and regional organizations and technical experts from within and outside the region. region. The conference could be divided into the technical session from 19 to 23 November 2001 and the ministerial session on 24 November, where ministers responsible for fisheries from ASEAN-SEAFDEC member states met and formally adopted the resolution on sustainable fisheries for food security assumptions. the ASEAN region.
The Follow-up Phase (2002-2005)
ASEAN-SEAFDEC member countries will use the resolution and plan of action to guide changes in national fisheries policy and move closer to the goal of achieving sustainable fisheries and food security for the region. These two documents will also be used to formulate a 5-year regional program entitled "The Program on the Contribution of Sustainable Fisheries to Food Security for the ASEAN Region."
Introductory remarks by the representative of the ASEAN Secretariat - Welcome remarks by the Director-General of the Ministry of Fisheries. Report of the 11th Council Meeting and Business Conference of the ASEAN Fisheries Federation (AFF).
Dhammarong Prakobboon, Director General of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand, gave a welcome address and invited H.E. Wisber Loeis, Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation, gave the keynote address and emphasized the importance of the conference for sustainable fisheries development in the region.
Plenary I: The Outlook of Fish Supply and Demand at the Global Level and in the ASEAN Region
Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and H.E. The recommendations and conclusions from each session were compiled into the Technical Report of the Conference (Proceedings, Vol. II) which was presented to the Ministers at the ministerial session on the last day of the Conference.
Fisheries Cooperation Policies in the ASEAN Region
On the last day of the conference (24 November 2001), ministers responsible for fisheries from SEAFDEC and ASEAN Member States met and adopted the Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region. The Millennium Fisheries Exhibition was held from November 21 to 24, 2001 on the 5th floor of the Bangkok Convention Center, next to the Conference hotel.
Many thanks are due to the various organizations that provided a wide range of technical and other support for the organization of the conference (see Annex 7). In addition, the special efforts of ASEAN member states that ensure the success of the conference should be noted.
Statement by the Chairman of the Ministerial Session 99 Statement by the Senior Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and. Report of the 11th Council Meeting and Business Conference of AFF 105 Statement of Appreciation from the Conference Secretariat 107 Concluding Remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand 108 Appendix 6: List of Winners of the Drawing Competitions.
Conprehensive Plan of the Conference
October Senior Officials Meeting of the 22nd ASEAN Agriculture and Forestry Ministerial Meeting (AMAF Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Leading Experts Workshop (Preparation of Regional Guidelines for National Seminars Bangkok, Thailand) March 3. ASEAN-SEAFDEC.
Chucheep Hansawasdi, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, for his attendance as Chairman at the inauguration of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium: “Fish for the People” this morning. We are all fully aware of the importance and substantial role that ASEAN fisheries plays in the region and globally. You all know that being a fisherman is one of the most dangerous professions in the world.
I am delighted to be with you for the morning opening ceremony of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium: "Fish for People". The Foundation recognizes the crucial importance of sustainable fisheries in the region and we fully support the holding of this conference.
PLENARY 1: OUTLOOK OF FISH SUPPLY AND DEMAND AT GLOBAL LEVEL AND IN THE ASEAN REGION
- Decentralization of Fisheries Management Chairperson: Dr. Kee Chai Chong (Consultant)
- Rights-based Fisheries
- Resource Enhancement
- Responsible Fishing Technologies and Practices Chairperson: Dr. Takafumi Arimoto (TUF)
- Inland Fisheries Development and Management Chairperson: Mr. Tan Cheng Kiat (Consultant)
- Management of Fishing Capacity Chairperson: Dr. Dominique Gréboval (FAO)
- Indicators for Sustainable Fisheries Chairperson: Dr. Peter Gardiner (ICLARM)
- Fishery Statistics
- Supply of Good Quality Seeds Chairperson: Dr. Toong Jin Lam (Singapore)
- Getting out of the 'Fish Meal Trap' Chairperson: Dr. Ulf Wijkström (FAO)
- Healthy and Wholesome Aquaculture Chairperson: Dr. Mohamed Shariff (Malaysia)
- Biotechnology for Aquaculture Chairperson: Mr. Daniel Fegan (Thailand)
- Aquaculture for Rural Development Chairperson: Dr. Peter Edwards (AIT)
- Maximizing Utilization of Fish Catch Chairperson: Dr. Lahsen Ababouch (FAO)
- Improved Traditional Fish Products Chairperson: Mr. Tan Sen Min (SEAFDEC)
- Fisheries Subsidies
Inland fisheries in the ASEAN region offer substantial opportunities to supplement the supply of fish to meet the growing food needs of the people, especially the rural poor. Aquaculture will undoubtedly be of increasing importance for fisheries sustainability and food security in the ASEAN region. Four critical issues that limit the full development of the cultural potential of many species remain unresolved.
The growth of the aquaculture sector is currently limited by real and perceived negative impacts on the environment. Improving the levels of aquaculture activities has been proven to be an effective means of rural development.
FISHERIES COOPERATION POLICIES IN THE ASEAN REGION The following participating organizations presented their policies and programs, stressing the
There is growing recognition that fisheries subsidies encourage overfishing, distort trade and impede sustainable development. The first is the need to assess subsidies in terms of their effects on sustainable development and trade and the second focuses on establishing an ASEAN policy position and guidelines on fisheries subsidies. Ecological labeling means identifying fish products so that consumers can choose to buy products produced in a sustainable or environmentally friendly way, without causing serious effects on the ecosystem.
While the concept of eco-labelling is consistent with the sustainable use of resources, eco-labeling presents both advantages and disadvantages for ASEAN fish producers and consumers. The discussion of this theme will focus on the establishment of a common ASEAN position on the issue.
The Second ASEAN-SEAFDEC Senior Official Meeting
Adoption of the "Sustainable Fisheries Action Plan for Food Security for the ASEAN Region". The main theme of the Conference is "Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security" and this reflects the ASEAN Vision 2020 for "sustainable and equitable growth ...(etc). The report contains key recommendations that formed the basis of the Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries for Security Food for the ASEAN Region, which the Senior Officials have prepared for review and approval by this Ministerial Session.
I would like to report that the Senior Officials Meeting has also prepared an Action Plan on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region, appearing as Reference Document No. The Senior Officials Meeting thus recommends that the Ministerial Meeting consider and approve the Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region.
We are very concerned about sustainable fishing and its importance as a contributor to food security in the region. The impact of appropriate fisheries management for the establishment of sustainable fisheries development in Cambodia as well as in the region should be continued. First of all, on behalf of the Government of Japan, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Secretariat and the Government of Thailand, the host country, which led to a great success.
The Lao PDR strongly believes that ASEAN support for the resolution will improve cooperation in the region for food security and for better livelihoods for the people of ASEAN countries. First, let me warmly congratulate the organizers of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Millennium Conference for the success of this event. I would like to take this opportunity to present our great appreciation for the results of the technical sessions at the Official Senior Meeting as well as the preparation and development of the proposed Resolution on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the ASEAN Region and the Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Resolution.
The ministers of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC member countries responsible for fisheries met for the first time under the chairmanship of H.E.
Drawing Contests: ‘Fish and the Culture’
To raise awareness about the importance of fishing activities, the drawing competition with the theme “Fish and the Culture” was initiated as part of the preparation for the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference. Faculty of Fine Arts, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh Second Prize (1) Buth Chan Anochea, 17 years old. Faculty of Fine Arts, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh Second Prize (2) Chhun Chandy, 16 years old.
Kyaw Zay Lin (or) Mg. Kyaw Zay Hun, 14, Institute of Education High School, Yangon First Prize. First prize Vo Thi Bich Ngoc, 9 years old Second prize Nguyen Thi Ha Phuong, 11 years old Third prize Dao Thi Nguyet Minh, 7 years old.
List of the Collaborative Organizations
Steve Eayrs), who will be assigned to the secretariat in August 2001 to prepare technical documents and a draft resolution and action plan for the conference. As one of the co-organizers of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC conference, FAO provided financial and technical input to the conference. Kuperan Viswanathan at RTC on Indicators for Sustainable Fisheries Management in Haiphong, Vietnam.
MI deployed two staff to the Secretariat (Mr Edward Durnford) between July and August to assist in the preparation of the technical documents and the draft resolution and action plan.
List of Participants