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Calls upon African States to develop joint research programmes, in particular for the evaluation and monitoring of shared stocks; calls upon African States to promote better integration of the fishery and aquaculture sector in their national economies in order to increase its contribution to development; urges African States to establish an intra-African information network on fishing vessels operating illegally, and, taking due account of existing international law, to propose measures to be instituted within the context of a regional legal framework to exclude such vessels; requests FAO and UNDP, in association with ECA, to assist African countries to establish such a network; calls upon African States to strengthen their co-operation in the implementation of projects for the management, exploitation and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products at the national, subregional and regional levels; requests Member States: (a) to make full use of advance marine training centres in Africa and to strengthen their role; (b) to promote the exchange of information, to make use of those centres with a view to the development and utilization of a standardized statistical system covering all aspects of fisheries at the subregional level; (c) to promote the joint negotiation of fishery agreements concerning the high-sea fleets of non-African countries; (d) to accord greater importance to the development of small-scale fishing whenever possible; (e) to improve the living conditions of African fishermen; (f) to give priority to multinational co-operation in fish marketing and preservation.
Adopted at the 37th plenary meeting, 27 July 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 2nd regular session of 1990, Geneva, 4-27 July 1990. - E/1990/INF/8. - 15 Aug. 1990. - p. 50-52. - Issued in ESCOR, 1990, Suppl. no. 1 and 1A.