Dr. P Krishnan, Director BOBP, took part in the 35th Session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), a subsidiary body of the FAO Council, on 05-09 September 2022. COFI is the only global inter-governmental forum, where FAO Members meet to review and consider the issues and challenges related to fisheries and aquaculture.
COFI provides periodic global recommendations and policy advice to governments, regional fishery bodies (RFBs), civil society organizations, and actors from the private sector and international community.
Taking part in the event, BOBP called for the increased corporation of Regional Fishes Bodies towards aiding in evidence-based resource management, curbing IUU fishing, and mainstreaming sea safety and better living conditions for the fishers. The General statement of the Organisation on this ocassion can be read at:
The Director also had bilateral meetings with Dr. Manual Barange, Director (Fisheries and Aquaculture), FAO, and other senior officials from the Fisheries & Aquaculture Division of the FAO.