Millions of people in the Asian region depend on fisheries for a living,
and the sector is a major source of food security, employment, income and foreign exchange.

Regional Instruments

Regional Guidelines on the use of Fisheries Refugia for Capture Fisheries Management
  • :Non-Binding
  • :2003-06-04
  • :http://refugia.unepscs.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=55
  • Then UNEP/GEF Regional Guidelines on the Use of Fisheries Refugia for Capture Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia were published as part of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries in Southeast Asia. These guidelines are aimed at provided countries bordering the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand with clear policy support for the development of sustainable fisheries in Southeast Asia.