FAO’s Committee On Fisheries : India Elected As First Vice Chair
India has been elected as the First Vice Chair of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management.
- FAO’s Committee on Fisheries is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agriculture Organization.
- It was established by the FAO Conference in 1965.
- It addresses issues on international fishing and aquaculture, providing policy guidance on fisheries management, recognising global challenges, and promoting collective solutions to ensure the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the fishing industry.
- The grouping makes recommendations to the FAO Council or its Director-General.
- It has also been used as a forum in which global agreements and non-binding instruments were negotiated.
- The Committee also reviews specific matters relating to fisheries and aquaculture referred to it by the Council
- The Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management is a new sub-group formed under the COFI in 2022, during the 35th session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI), held in Rome.
- It will work closely with the two other COFI sub-committees, the Sub-Committee on Aquaculture and the Sub-Committee on Fish Trade.