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24-28 May: Review Conference – UN Fish Stocks Agreement
  • :2010-05-24 To 2010-05-28
  • :New York, USA

The UNFSA comes for a review in 2010

10-21 May: 14th Meeting of SBSTTA of CBD
  • :2010-05-10 To 2010-05-21
  • :Nairobi, Kenya

The 14th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) will look at the review of implementation of the programme of work on protected areas

09-12 May: International Meeting of the World Ocean Network
  • :2010-05-09 To 2010-05-12
  • :Nausicaá, Centre National de la Mer, Boulogne sur Mer, France

The 4th International Meeting of the World Ocean Network will be held in link with 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
The participants will evaluate past and underway education and outreach activities on sustainable use of the ocean and draw up a joint action plan to further mobilize citizens and the civil society in the different regions of the world.
The meeting will follow the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, Improving Governance, Oceans, Climate, Biodiversity: From Copenhagen 2009 to Nagoya 2010, 3-7 May 2010, UNESCO, Paris, France, that will address the major policy issues affecting the oceans and put forth proposals to advance the global oceans agenda.

03-07 May: 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, Improving Governance, Oceans, Climate, Biodiversity: From Copenhagen 2009 to Nagoya 2010
  • :2010-05-03 To 2010-05-07
  • :UNESCO Paris, France

This will address the major policy issues affecting the oceans and put forth proposals to advance the global oceans agenda.

27-29 April: The 30th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium
  • :2010-04-27 To 2010-04-29
  • :Goa, India

In keeping with the theme of the symposium "The world of turtles", the programme attempts to draw attention to marine and coastal habitats, fisheries and other livelihoods related issues, environmental impacts, and much, much more, within the context of sea turtle biology and conservation.

26-30 April: COFI sub-committee on Trade
  • :2010-04-26 To 2010-04-30
  • :Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 12th session of the Sub-committee on Trade of the COFI,

21-24 Apr: Enhancing the Contribution of Small-Scale Aquaculture to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Socio-economic Development
  • :2010-04-21 To 2010-04-24
  • :Hanoi, Vietnam

This is an FAO Expert workshop

14-16 Apr: Workshop on child labour in fisheries and aquaculture
  • :2010-04-14 To 2010-04-16
  • :Rome, Italy

The workshop participants will exchange and discuss knowledge, good practices and experiences on the nature, incidence and causes of child labour in fisheries and consider the best ways to address these issues. The workshop objective is to agree on a set of guidelines and principles regarding policies and action that can be applied by governments, international organizations, fishworkers’ organizations, the fishing industry and other stakeholders. The ultimate aim is to facilitate application of the relevant international Conventions with respect to child labour in fisheries and aquaculture.

The workshop findings will have tangible expression in the form of a joint publication by the ILO and FAO. This guidance document will also assist the ILO and FAO to deliver more effective support to institutional and consultative processes that are necessary to tackle child labour in fishing and aquaculture.

16-17 Mar: Ninth round of Informal Consultations of States Parties to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (Preparatory meeting – Review Conference)
  • :2010-03-16 To 2010-03-17
  • :New York, USA

It is a preparatory meeting for the review conference

13-25 Mar: Fifteen Meeting of COP of the CITES
  • :2010-03-13 To 2010-03-25
  • :Doha, Qatar

The COP will discuss the conservation and management of sharks and stingrays and also Atlantic Bluefin tuna.