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The 12th RPOA-IUU Coordination Committee

The 12th Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices including Combating IUU Fishing in the Region (RPOA-IUU) Coordination Committee Meeting was conducted in Siem Reap-Cambodia, 26-28 November 2019. The meeting was attended by 11 (eleven)  RPOA-IUU participating countries (namely Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Phillippine, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam). The meeting was also attended by SEAFDEC as a RPOA IUU Advisory Body, including NOAA, INTERPOL, CSIRO, CTI-CFF, and EU 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.

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