follows the works of the Food and Agriculture Organisation
(FAO) in relation to fisheries and aquaculture.
It follows the works of the following bodies:
The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is a subsidiary body of the FAO established in 1965. The Committee presently constitutes the only global inter-governmental forum where major international fisheries and aquaculture problems and issues are examined and recommendations addressed to governments, regional fishery bodies, NGOs, fishworkers, FAO and international community, periodically on a world-wide basis. COFI has also been used as a forum in which global agreements and non-binding instruments were negotiated.
The Sub-Committee on Aquaculture - COFI/AQ - was established by COFI in 2001. Its role is to provide a forum for consultation and discussion on aquaculture and to advise COFI on technical and policy matters related to aquaculture.
PaCFA – Global Partnership Climate Change Fisheries and Aquaculture - is a voluntary global level initiative among some 20 international organizations and sector bodies with a common concern for climate change interactions with global waters and living resources and their social and economic consequences. PaCFA supports the process of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in response to the need for concerted action on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change. It lays the groundwork for coordinated response from the fisheries and aquaculture sector to climate change, notably through a strategic approach to maintain or enhance the health and resilience of global oceans and waters, and strengthening the capacity of dependent people and communities, integrating these closely into broader development strategies.