• The Seoul Declaration on the Role of Cooperatives for the Sustainable
  • Development of Fisheries
  • We, the representatives of members of ICA International Cooperative Fisheries Organisation and the symposium speakers, recognize the roles and duties of cooperatives,
  • Proclaim in order to seek the role of cooperatives for the sustainable development of fisheries in 21st century as follows:
  • 1. We cooperators take lead in protecting autonomously fishing grounds, the livelihood of fishermen, and fishery resources.
  • 2. We cooperators recognize that marine environmental protection is the foothold to sustainable fisheries, and actively take part in nurturing fishery resource ecology and procuring fish habitats.
  • 3. We cooperators support fishing activities and improve living conditions for member fishermen, and make effort in expansion of fisherwomen’ safe and active participation in fishing activities.
  • 4. We cooperators suggest the establishment of “World Fisheries Cooperative Day”, to promulgate the importance of fisheries and the necessity of cooperatives.
  • 5. We cooperators actively develop the relationships with international cooperative entities, contributing to the prosperity of mankind and world peace, which are basic cooperative spirits.