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Fifth Meeting Of The Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process On Oceans And The Law Of The Sea
  • :2004-06-07 To 2004-06-11
  • :New York, United States

This meeting will organize its discussions around new sustainable uses of the oceans, including the conservation and management of the biological diversity of the seabed in areas beyond national jurisdiction, as well as issues discussed at previous meetings. An international workshop will be held in conjunction with this meeting to further consider and review a draft document on the establishment of a regular process under the UN for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment.

FAREC International Conference 2004
  • :2004-06-03 To 2004-06-04
  • :Hotel Faroyar, Streymoy, Faroe Islands


The 21st century found many fisheries in the Northern Atlantic ocean and the north Sea struggling with collapsed stocks, reduced catches and catch quotas, and increasing economic difficulties. Neither the North American nor the European fisheries management systems have been able to find ways and means that are not questioned and resisted by various sectors of the fishing industry.� This Conference is designed, therefore, to deal with fisheries management issues relevant to countries surrounding the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, and to ask and seek answers to the question why the consequences of the European Common Fishing Policy and some other management systems are often found remote from the desired results. The facts, analyses, views, and opinions of the invited international presenters would illustrate all the important aspects of the fishery-management complexity. Thus, government officers, fisheries and marine scientists, social scientists and economists, industry leaders, and fishing skippers, should find in the conferences presentations and discussions particular interest.

Infofish Tuna 2004
  • :2004-06-03 To 2004-06-05
  • :Bangkok, Thailand

Infofish, in collaboration with the Dept. of Fisherues, Thailand and the Thai Food Processors Association, is organizing the 8th World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition at Bangkok from 3rd t0 5th June 2004.

92nd Session of the International Labour Conference
  • :2004-06-01 To 2004-06-17
  • :Geneva

One of the items placed on the agenda of the 92nd session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO, is a discussion with a view to the adoption of a comprehensive standards for work in the fishing sector.

World Assembly of fishing organizations, fish workers and fishing communities
  • :2004-05-23 To 2004-05-28
  • :Instituto de Investiga

The WFF is an international organization that groups and represents national organizations of fish harvesters and fish workers from all around the world.

  • :2004-05-10 To 2004-05-13
  • :Galway, Ireland

Seas and oceans are a vital resource for Europe and the world, particularly in terms of fishing and extracting minerals. But our oceans are now under intense pressure from over-exploitation and more than ever need to be managed in a sustainable way. To help ensure the protection and sustainable use of marine resources, 500 leading scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders will meet today, and for three days, at the EUROCEAN2004 conference in Galway (Ireland). The Commission will present latest EU research on marine science, with 130 projects focusing on issues such as marine and ecosystem biodiversity, marine genomics, and ocean drilling.

Oceans in a High-Co2 World Symposium
  • :2004-05-10 To 2004-05-12
  • :Cairns, Australia

UNEP and partners launched the Hilltops-2-Oceans (H2O) Partnership Initiative in September 2002 as a Type II Partnership of the WSSD with the aim of highlighting the links between the freshwater, coastal and marine environments, and promoting concrete actions to address river, coastal and marine pollution. Convened by UNEP and Environment Australia, the Global H2O Partnership Conference seeks, inter alia, to: renew the commitment of stakeholders of the need for sustained and adequately resourced National Programmes of Action to protect the marine environment from the harmful effects of land-based activities; explore innovative financial arrangements for financing capital-intensive initiatives; further strengthen the links between water supply and sanitation; and review, debate and recommend the appropriate use of Wastewater Emission Targets (WET) as a tool for protecting the marine environment from the harmful effects of activities from the hilltops to the oceans. The Conference will also serve as an interim assessment of the GPA, in preparation for the Second Intergovernmental Review of the GPA in 2006.

Fourth World Fisheries Congress
  • :2004-05-02 To 2004-05-06
  • :Vancouver, BC, Canada

Under the theme of - Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: The Challenge of Managing Aquatic Ecosystems - the 4th World Fisheries Congress will explore the issues that underpin the reconciliation of fisheries with conservation through the promotion of scientific advice, cooperation and partnership among the world

OECD Workshop on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Activities
  • :2004-04-19 To 2004-04-20
  • :OECD office at Tour Europe in La D

The aim of the Workshop is to address IUU fisheries activities from a multi-disciplinary approach thus bringing to fore a broader range of possible actions. In particular the workshop will address the economic and social drivers of the IUU activities.

The Workshop is open to a variety of invited participants from academia, Member countries and international organisations (e.g. the FAO, WTO, IMO, ILO), Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, NGOs (e.g. Greenpeace, ITF and WWF) as well as private initiatives (e.g. COLTO, MSC).

Commission on Sustainable Development, 12th Session (CSD-12)
  • :2004-04-14 To 2004-04-30
  • :New York

CSD-12 will serve as a preparatory meeting for the ten-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).