• Resolution calling for Appropriate Government Support to the Fishery Sector against High Fuel Oil Prices in Singapore in 2006
  • Resolution calling for Appropriate Government Support to the Fishery
    Sector against High Fuel Oil Prices
  • We, member organizations who participated in the Annual General Meeting of the International Cooperative Fisheries Organization of the International Cooperative Alliance, held on 16 November, 2006 at Pan Pacific Hotel & Resorts, Singapore,
  • Recognizing that the recent OPEC meeting held in Doha, Qatar during 19-20 October, 2006 agreed to curb its output by 1.2 million barrels per day to help maintain crude oil prices at high level,
  • Recognizing that in some fisheries such as trawl fishery, squid jigging fishery, long line fishery, gill net fishery, purse seine fishery and aquaculture etc, fuel oil accounts for larger percentage of the cost of operations, and therefore, management of these fisheries and aquaculture has suffered seriously,
  • Recognizing that fisheries and aquaculture play socio-economic functions but also multiple roles and functions,
  • Further considering that if the present fuel oil prices continue, most of the fisheries and aquaculture will have to retire from the business,
  • Resolved as follows:
  • 1. that ICFO member organizations should take steps to request each of their governments to take appropriate fisheries and
  • aquaculture management support scheme and measures in order to tide over the management difficulties caused by financial burden due to high level fuel oil prices;
  • 2. that in countries where such schemes and measures have already been put in place, ICFO members should request each of
  • their governments to strengthen existing measures; and
  • 3. that ICFO members make efforts to promote energy-saving type of fisheries coupled with promotion of the code of conduct for
  • responsible fisheries and aquaculture.
  • 16 November, 2006
  • Singapore