A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5 to 8 January 1988, adopted the Agreement establishing the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA).
In accordance with paragraph 1, Article 16, the Agreement was open for signature in Bangkok on 8 January 1988 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome until 7January 1989.
In accordance with paragraph 4, Article 16, the Agreement entered into force on 11 January 1990, date of receipt of the fifth instrument of ratification or accession.
At its Fourth Session, held in Hong Kong from 8 to 11 December 1992, the Governing Council of the Organization for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific adopted an amendment to paragraph 1 of Article 15 of the Agreement. Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 17 of the Agreement, the amendment took effect with respect to all Contracting Parties on the thirtieth day after its adoption by the Governing Council, i.e. on 10 January 1993.
Parties to the Agreement
The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:
Participant / Signature(S) / Ratification(R) / Accession(Ac)
Bangladesh: 15 May 1990(Ac)
Cambodia: 23 Apr 1992(Ac)
China: 8 Jan 1988(S) ; 11 Jan 1990(Ac)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 23 May 1990(Ac)
Hong Kong, China: 14 Dec 1988(S) ; 14 Dec 1988(R)
India: 4 Jun 1992(Ac)
Malaysia: 4 Jul 1991(Ac)
Myanmar: 22 May 1990(Ac)
Nepal: 8 Jan 1988(S) ; 4 Jan 1990(R)
Pakistan: 28 Jan 1991(Ac)
Sri Lanka: 5 Sep 1988(S) ; 5 Jan 1989(R)
Thailand: 28 Mar 1994(Ac)
Viet Nam: 2 Feb 1989(Ac)