CCS Attends IMO Ministerial Meeting on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Date:11,05,2019
Description:From October 21 to 23, China Classification Society (CCS) Vice President Zhong Xiaojin, as a member of the Chinese delegation, attended the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ministerial Meeting on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing held in Torre Molinos, Spain.

From October 21 to 23, China Classification Society (CCS) Vice President Zhong Xiaojin, as a member of the Chinese delegation, attended the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ministerial Meeting on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing held in Torre Molinos, Spain. The Chinese delegation to the meeting is composed of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Transport.

The meeting is aimed at promoting the approval of the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Protocol of 1993 relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977, and preventing the proliferation of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by formulation of international safety standards for fishing vessels. More than 500 representatives from 148 countries participated in the meeting. Yu Kangzhen, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, delivered a speech on behalf of the Chinese government at the meeting.

On the day of the meeting, 46 countries, including the Chinese government, signed the Torre Molinos Declaration on the implementation of the Cape Town Agreement of 2012 and decided to take actions to give rise to the effect on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the agreement (October 11, 2022).

During the meeting, Cook Islands and Sao Tome and Principe submitted instruments of accession to the Cape Town Agreement of 2012, bringing the number of ratifications to 13.

 


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