Objective: To assist the member States in their efforts to expand aquaculture development.
Summary or provisions/Institutional mechanism: An Organisation for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA) is established (art. 1). The Organisation is to consolidate the establishment of an expanded network of aquaculture centres to share the responsibility of research, training and information exchange essential to aquaculture development in the region (art. 3). Moreover it is to conduct disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on selected aquafarming systems for adaptation or improvement of technologies and for development of new technologies.
(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)