• Resolution on Contribution of Fisheries Cooperators to Food Security in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 1998
  • Resolution on Contribution of Fisheries Cooperators to Food Security
  • International Co-operative Fisheries Organization of the International Co-operative Alliance and
  • ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific
  • We have taken part in the Plenary Meeting of the International Co-operative Fisheries Organization of the International Co-operative Alliance which was jointly held with the 23rd Meeting of the ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific. We together pledge that each member organization of ICFO and ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific makes every effort toward contributing to food security in each country by mobilizing every possible resources of fisheries cooperatives to realize sustainable fisheries development and stable production of fisheries products. For this purpose, we pledge that we will further strengthen our cooperative relationship and exchange of necessary information among us.
  • We have taken part in the Plenary Meeting of the International Co-operative Fisheries Organization of the International Co-operative Alliance which was jointly held with the 23rd Meeting of the ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific. We together pledge that each member organization of ICFO and ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific makes every effort toward contributing to food security in each country by mobilizing every possible resources of fisheries cooperatives to realize sustainable fisheries development and stable production of fisheries products. For this purpose, we pledge that we will further strengthen our cooperative relationship and exchange of necessary information among us.
  • Trade of fisheries products should not adversely affect fishers or fisheries cooperatives of either exporting or importing countries. It should at least bring positive effect/benefit to both sides such as enhancement of economic and/or social gains. Trade of such nature that unilaterally adversely affect fishers of any given or specific country/countries should not prevail. Such trading, if any, should best be done away with.
  • We, on behalf of some of the representative participants in the Plenary Meeting of the International Co-operative Fisheries Organization of the International Co-operative Alliance and in the 23rd Meeting of the ICA Committee on Fisheries for Asia and the Pacific, in well cognizance of the above, and from the standpoint of our firm belief that food security and environmental conservation are of vital importance to our fisheries cooperative movement in the world, strongly support the “Kyoto Declaration” adopted at the International Conference on the Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security in December, 1995” and FAO’s “Rome Declaration” on World Food Security in November, 1996.
  • Further, in order to facilitate coming closer to the goal of “Food Security for All”, we resolve herewith that we will take initiatives for the promotion and implementation of community-based fisheries management and environmental conservation in each of our countries, and for this purpose, actively take steps to promote national, regional and international cooperation among cooperatives, as appropriate and necessary.
  • 26 October, 1998
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea