India Assumes Key Role in Global Fisheries Governance at FAO COFI Sub-Committee /FAO
India Assumes Key Role in Global Fisheries Governance at FAO COFI Sub-Committee
1. Elevating Representation for the Global South
India’s election as the First Vice Chair of the FAO COFI Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management marks a pivotal moment, providing a critical perspective on fisheries governance, especially for artisanal and small-scale fisheries.
2. Reshaping FAO Fisheries Bureau After 57 Years
Breaking a 57-year hiatus, India will now serve as a member of the FAO Fisheries Bureau on Capture Fisheries, reinforcing its commitment to collaborative global efforts in fisheries management.
3. Guiding Policies for Responsible Fisheries
The Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management, established during the Thirty-Fifth session of the FAO COFI, undertakes the crucial task of offering technical and policy guidance to advance the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, addressing urgent global issues in sustainable development.