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ASEAN-SEAFDEC Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Towards 2030 adopted

Considering that the Resolution and Plan of Action on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security for the ASEAN Region Towards 2020 (RES&POA-2020) have specific timeframe in 2020, the SEAFDEC Council at its Fiftieth Meeting in 2018 suggested that this instrument should be reviewed to ensure that it is still up to date. Upon consideration, SEAFDEC supported the ASEAN Member States in reviewing the document to accommodate the emerging issues and challenges in the region’s fisheries sector. Results of such review had been used by the AMSs and SEAFDEC in coming up with the draft RES&POA-2030. Upon thorough review of the draft during the series of meetings organized by SEAFDEC, the final RES&POA-2030 was considered and endorsed for adoption by the SEAFDEC Council during its Fifty-second Meeting in early 2020.

Subsequently, the RES&POA-2030 were adopted by the ASEAN Senior Officials and Ministers during the Special Senior Officials’ Meeting of the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry on 5 August 2020 and the 42nd Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry on 21 October 2020, as well as by the Senior Official and Minister responsible for fisheries of Japan ad referendum. The adopted RES&POA-2030 would serve as policy framework and direction to guide the region’s fisheries development towards sustainability and enhanced contribution of fisheries to food security and livelihood of peoples in the Southeast Asian region in the coming decade.

Now available for download at http://repository.seafdec.org/handle/20.500.12066/6583