The IOTC is an intergovernmental organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. Members are Australia, Belize, PR of China, Comoros, EU, Eritrea, France, Guinea, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Tanzania, UK and Vanuatu. Its objective is to promote cooperation among its Members with a view to ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilisation of stocks and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks.
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INFOSA is part of the global Fish Info Network, which comprises seven regional organisations (INFOPECHE in sub-Saharan Africa) and FAO's GLOBEFISH service as the co-ordinating unit in Rome. Having its offices in Windhoek it serves all of the SADC member countries. INOFAS' objectives are
* to contribute to the development and modernisation of the fisheries sector in southern Africa
* to contribute to a more balanced supply of fisheries products in the region
* to make best use of the export opportunities within and outside Africa
* to promote technical and economic co-operation among contracting partner ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond. The focus is on the analysis of marginalised livelihoods in Southern Africa, especially of subsistence and smallholder farmers and farm workers, of coastal and inland artisanal fisheries and fishing communities; and of informal self employment in rural and urban areas. ... [According to site editor's information]