INFOSAMAK takes part in the 32sd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI)

INFOSAMAK took part in the thirty second session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) which was held in Italy (Rome) from 11 to 15 July 2016. The session was attended by 108 Members of the Committee and one Associated Member, by observers from 13 other FAO Member Nations, the Holy See, by representatives from four specialized agencies of the Unites Nations and by observers from 69 intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations.

The two main functions of COFI are to review the programmes of work of FAO in the field of fisheries and aquaculture and their implementation, and to conduct periodic general reviews of fishery and aquaculture problems of an international character and appraise such problems and their possible solutions with a view to concerted action by nations, by FAO, inter-governmental bodies and the civil society. The Committee also reviews specific matters relating to fisheries and aquaculture referred to it by the Council or the Director-General of FAO, or placed by the Committee on its agenda at the request of Members, or the United Nations General Assembly.