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The 11th RPOA-IUU Coordination Committee

The 11th Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices including Combating IUU Fishing in the Region (RPOA-IUU) Coordination Committee Meeting was conducted in Yogyakarta-Indonesia, 13-14 November 2018. The meeting was attended by 9 (nine) RPOA-IUU participating countries (namely Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam). The meeting was also attended by SEAFDEC as a RPOA IUU Advisory Body, including NOAA, INTERPOL, CSIRO, and USAID Indonesia SEA Project as observers.

Several issues such as fisheries management challenges and priorities, the importance of involvement and implementation of international regulation, and also recalling Joint Statement of RPOA IUU member countries were discussed in the meeting. RPOA IUU Resolution on Vessel Without Nationality that has been discussed since 2016 was also agreed in this 2018 meeting.

Detail information on the outcome of the meeting can be accessed here