The First Session of the Sub-Committee on Fisheries Management of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) was held virtually from 15 to 18 January 2024. It was attended by 95 Members of COFI, plus one Member Organization, three specialized agencies of the United Nations, observers from 14 other FAO Member Nations and 45 observers from intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations. The Sub-Committee stressed the importance of fisheries in ending poverty, hunger and malnutrition, and emphasized the need for effective fisheries management to ensure the sustainability of fisheries.