PEMSEA supports IMO on biofouling management through establishing the Regional Strategy on Biofouling Management in the EAS Region and forming the RTF which will drive the biofouling management in the region.
The proposed objectives of the 1st RTF meeting were to:
- Agree on the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) of the RTF;
- Elect the Chairperson of the RTF;
- Review the draft zero-version of the Regional Strategy on Biofouling Management in the EAS Region; and
- Take up other matters arising to the meeting
It is noted that the countries of the “East Asian Seas (EAS) Region” in this document covers the participating countries of ASEAN and PEMSEA including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, RO Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.