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This page contains the external meetings attended by SPRFMO staff and officials on behalf of the organisation in 2018.


  • 7-9 August 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. SPRFMO's Coordination and Communications Officer, Ms Susana Delgado, visited ICES and Eurofish to learn from their experience in the development and implementation of a Communication Strategy. A summary report is available.
  • 24-26 July 2018, Bangkok. The Chairperson of the SPRFMO Commission participated in a UNEP meeting on advancing environmental law. leading a round table discussion on the impacts of fishing activities and how to minimise them. A brief report is available.
  • 10-13 July 2018, Christchurch, New Zealand. Technical visit by the Korean Secondment Officer, Mr. Jongkwan Ahn, to Recreational Fishing and Salmon Aquaculture centres in the South Island of New Zealand. A report of Mr. Ahn's mission is available.
  • 7-13 July 2018, Rome, Italy. 7th Regional Fishery Body Secretariats Network (RSN) Meeting. The Executive Secretary, Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez, participated in this biennial meeting, held in the margins of the 2018 FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in Rome. A report of the meeting and relevance to SPRFMO has been produced by Dr. Rodriguez following the agenda of the meeting.
  • 13-14 June 2018, Cali, Colombia. Workshop on "Opportunities for Strengthening Ocean Governance in the Southeast Pacific" (report to be provided later). The Executive Secretary, Dr. Johanne Fischer, was invited to attend. The workshop was organised by the CPPS and the STRONG High Seas ( Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas ) project. Its objective was to bring together stakeholders within the region to discuss the current status and challenges for global and regional ocean governance, foster exchange and build new networks, as well as identify the key interests and challenges in ocean governance faced by the region, particularly:
    • Present and characterise the current status and challenges for ocean governance in the Southeast Pacific, especially with regard to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity, with a focus on areas beyond national jurisdiction.
    • Identify and define key interests and challenges for ocean governance in the Southeast Pacific, especially with regard to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Topics to be covered include: a) environmental pressures; b) biodiversity and marine ecosystems; c) socioeconomic costs and benefits; and d) management and governance.
    • Prioritise current and future needs for strengthening ocean governance and identify pathways for successfully linking regional needs and opportunities with a global vision of ocean governance.
    • Take initial steps towards fostering exchange between relevant actors and stakeholders in the Southeast Pacific. This workshop will provide an opportunity to identify existing networks and discuss options as well as lay the groundwork for establishing regional platforms for exchange.
    • Identify and assess opportunities, challenges, overlaps and gaps in the current legal and institutional framework in the Southeast Pacific. Research undertaken by the STRONG High Seas project will be shared with participants and will provide a basis for discussion.


For information about the external meetings attended by staff and officials in previous years, please check the list below: