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RELEVANCE IN MISSION TO FISHERIES

High

Medium

Low

African Union (AU)1

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)2

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)

The Commonwealth of Nations3

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)4

Group of Twenty (G-20)

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)

Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)5

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)6

Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)7

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Bank

World Trade Organization (WTO)

1 The New Partnership for Africa’s Development, a technical body of the African Union, is involved in fisheries issues. Development banks and aid agencies also work with the AU on fisheries.

2 While this organization is primarily focused on high-level economic cooperation, it has a working group on fisheries.

3 The fisheries sector is addressed in its mission as part of its focus on business.

4 Members have recognized the importance of fisheries and have agreed to cooperate on regional/trans-boundary fisheries issues.

5 There is currently no initiative within MERCOSUR to address fisheries issues. However, the working group on the environment has discussed issues and written protocols on issues with similar characteristics as fisheries.

6 Seafood is a key commodity amongst parties. The TPP has become an important vehicle for countries who have been proponents of fisheries subsidies reform at the WTO.

7 There is currently no initiative within TFTA to address fisheries issues. However, two of its component organizations (East African Community and Southern African Development Community), have identified fisheries reforms as an area of interest in addressing food security.

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