Report of the TAC fact finding mission in May 1989 to the International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) chaired by Gustavo Nores. ICLARM was one of ten nonassociated centers being considered for sponsorship by the CGIAR. Missions to these centers were to provide TAC with information needed for recommending whether the Group should incorporate the center concerned.
The report provided described the main thrusts of ICLARM's research strategy, along with quality control processes the center had in place. It examined research in capture fisheries management, aquaculture, and coastal areas management, as well as ICLARM's participation in the Asian Fisheries Social Science Research Network. An overview of ICLARM's governance and management structure included descriptions of its methods of operations and its relations with other institutions, including national programs, regional organizations, and IARCs. A profile of the center's physical, human, and financial resources followed. The report concluded by relaying issues and concerns expressed by ICLARM regarding the center's need to develop a still unrealized critical mass of talent before effective priority setting could be undertaken, and the burden of excessive dependence on restricted core and special project funding. There were no recommendations.
One of nine such reports considered in closed session at TAC 49.