Objectives The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) was created to promote and coordinate marine scientific research in the North Pacific and particularly its living resources, but also including the ocean environment’s interactions with land and atmosphere, its role in and response to global weather and climate change, its flora, fauna and ecosystems, and impacts upon it from human activities. PICES also promotes the collection and exchange of information and data related to marine scientific research in the area concerned. Area of competenceThe temperate and sub-Arctic region of the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas, especially northward from 30 degrees North Latitude. Activities of the Organization, for scientific reasons, may extend farther southward in the North Pacific Ocean.
PICES area of competence - High seas, National watersSpecies and stocks coverageAll living resources within the area of competence Members
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