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

SEAFDEC: Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries Management
  • :Non-Binding
  • :12-04-2003
  • :http://www.seafdec.net/rccrf/GL3.pdf
  • The objectives of the regional guidelines are the following:
    1. To clarify the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
    (CCRF)
    2. To identify and prioritize the require actions
    3. To identify the issues that require special consideration in the regional context
    4. To facilitate the formulation of regional policies to enable the implementation of
    the CCRF in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    (ASEAN)
    5. To facilitate the formulation and implementation by the ASEAN Member
    Countries of national codes of practice for responsible fisheries management