Report of the International Co-operative Fisheries Organization

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                         Oct., 1996
          (Source: ICA Review, Vol.89, No.3, 1996 (Annual Report
          1995/96, p.56-57)

                       Report of the
        International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation
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Executive Committee
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Chairman:      Shoji Uemura (Japan)

Vice-Chairman: Maurice Benoish (France); Park Jong Sik (Rep.
of Korea); Subhash Chandra (India); Dr. Antal
Csoma (Hungary)

Members:       Benedikt Sveinsson (Iceland); Chalerm
Rojanapradit (Thailand);                     
Shahabudin Shafie (Malaysia)  

Auditors:      H. Eddiwan (Indonesia); J.M. Fernando (Sri
Lanka)

Membership
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In 1996, there are 27 member organisations from 23 countries

Meetings
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The International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation (better
known as ICA Fisheries Committee) organized its plenary
meeting of 1995 and 1996 as follows:

The 1995 Plenary meeting in Manchester, on 18 September
1995, was attended by 10 co-operators from 10 member
organisations in 9 countries. It was preceded by an
Executive Meeting held in the morning of the same day. A
one-day post-conference  study tour was also arranged by
the host organisation (Co-operative Union) of UK, when
participants had the opportunity to visit Grinsby      
(fishing port).

Plenary Meeting of 1996 at Board Room of ANGKASA
(National Co-operative Organisation of Malaysia),
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on 11 June, 1996. It was attended
by 15 co-operators from 8 member organisations of 7
countries. Prior to the Plenary  Meeting, the Executive
Meeting was held in the morning of the same day. A
one-day post conference study tour was also arranged by
the host organisation (ANGKASA) of Malaysia, when
participants had the opportunity to visit Koperasi Herr
Meng on P. Ketan (Herr Meng Fishermen's Co-operative on
the Crab Island).

Activities
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Education and Training Activities
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One of the main activities of the Committee is to organize
seminars/workshops on fisheries co-operatives in developing
countries.

In 1995, the Committee organized a seminar on leadership
development in the fisheries co-operative sector in Goa,
India, in November 1995.

In 1996, the Committee organised a seminar on leadership
development in the fisheries co-operative sector in Nha Trang,
Vietnam, in April 1996.

Further, a seminar on fisheries co-operatives is planned in
Budapest, Hungary, in September, 1996. Another seminar is
planned in Cirebon, Indonesia, in April 1997.

All these seminars/workshops have been contributed to ICA from
the Government of Japan under its Official Development Aid
Programme (ODA).

Publications
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In the year under review, the Committee published the
Fishermen's Co-operative Bulletin No.18 on the "Janasavia
Movement" of Sri Lanka.

Future Directions
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At the plenary meeting of the Committee held in Malaysia in
June, 1996, it was agreed that consideration be given to
planning of the Second International Conference on Fishermen's
Co-operatives. However, the conclusion among the participants
on this agenda was that it was still at a premature stage.
Thus, this agenda will be discussed again in Tel Aviv, Israel,
in October 1997, when the Committee meets again.