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Agreement for the Establishment of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI)

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 11, 1999
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001333)
Title abbreviation

RECOFI

Title (French)

Accord portant création de la Commission régionale des pêches (CORÉPÊCHES)

Title (Spanish)

Acuerdo para el Establecimiento de la Comisión Regional de Pesca (COREPESCA)

Place of adoption
Rome
Depository
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
Language
Arabic, English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Feb 26, 2001
Subject
Sea, Fisheries
Keyword
Precautionary principle Marine resources management Seasons Data collection/reporting Dispute settlement Certification Fishery management and conservation Fishing area Education Marine fisheries Institution Fishing gear/fishing method Size Registration
Geographical area
Southern Asia, Middle East, Red Sea & Gulf of Aden, Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean
Abstract

Objectives: To establish the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI). Summary of provisions: The Commission is established in the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Its functions are to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilisation of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Area of the Convention as defined in art. IV (art. III). To this end, the Commission is, inter alia, to keep under review the state of these resources, recommend appropriate measures for the conservation and rational management of living marine resources and for the implementation of these recommendations, and encourage, recommend, co-ordinate and, as appropriate, undertake research and development activities. When recommending such measures, the Commission is, inter alia, to apply the precautionary approach to conservation and management decisions. Members of the Commission undertake to give effect to any recommendations made by the Commission, but may object to them within a certain amount of days from the date of their notification (art. V). The Commission is to transmit to the Director-General of the FAO a report embodying its views, recommendations and decisions (art. VI), and is to co-operate closely with other international organisations in matters of mutual interest (art. VIII). Institutional mechanisms: The Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) is established (art. I). The FAO is to provide the Secretariat and the Director-General is to appoint the Secretary who is to be administratively responsible to him (art. II). The Commission may establish temporary, special or standing committees (art. VII).

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Bahrain
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

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