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  4. Members
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Objectives The objective of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) is to promote the conservation of anadromous stocks in the Convention Area. The Commission, among other measures, has the authority to recommend measures to the States Parties for the conservation of anadromous stocks, coordinate and review enforcement measures, and promote the exchange of information on activities contrary to the provisions of the Convention, catch, effort and stock enhancement information, and scientific research on Pacific salmon and ecologically related species. Area of competenceThe North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas, north of 33 degrees North Latitude beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
NPAFC area of competence - High seas
The designations employed and the presentation of material in the map(s) are for illustration only and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers or boundaries.
Species and stocks coverage

Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou), steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).


Member: Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America.

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