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  1. Objectives
  2. Area of competence
  3. Species and stocks coverage
  4. Members
  5. Further information
Objectives The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) is an inter-governmental organisation that aims, trough the application of the precautionary approach and an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources within the Convention area and, in so doing, to safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources occur. Area of competence

The waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond areas of national jurisdiction, defined as follows:

(a) East of a line extending south along the 120° meridian of east longitude from
the outer limit of the national jurisdiction of Australia off the south coast of Western Australia to the intersection with the 55° parallel of south latitude; then due east along the 55° parallel of south latitude to the intersection with the 150° meridian of east longitude; then due south along the 150° meridian of east longitude to the intersection with the 60° parallel of south latitude;

(b) North of a line extending east along the 60° parallel of south latitude from the 150° meridian of east longitude to the intersection with the 67° 16’ meridian of west longitude;

(c) West of a line extending north along the 67° 16’ meridian of west longitude from the 60° parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the outer limit of the national jurisdiction of Chile then along the outer limits of the national jurisdictions of Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to the intersection with the 2° parallel of north latitude; and

(d) South of a line extending west along the 2° parallel of north latitude (but not including the national jurisdiction of Ecuador (Galapagos Islands) to the intersection with the 150° meridian of west longitude; then due north along the 150° meridian of west longitude to its intersection with 10° parallel of north latitude, then west along the 10° parallel of north latitude to its intersection with the outer limits of the national jurisdiction of the Marshall Islands, and then generally south and around the outer limits of the national jurisdictions of Pacific States and territories, New Zealand and Australia until it connects to the commencement of the line described in paragraph (a) above.

SPRFMO also has competence in the waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond areas of national jurisdiction bounded by the 10° parallel of north latitude and the 20° parallel of south latitude and by the 135° meridian of east longitude and the 150° meridian of west longitude.

SPRFMO 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

All species except highly migratory species, sedentary species which are subject to national jurisdiction, anadromous and catadromous species, marine mammals/reptiles and sea birds. SPRFMO applies the ecosystem approach and considers all species and ecosystems in the Convention area that are impacted by fisheries, independently of whether they are included in its definition of fishery resources or not.

Members

Member: Australia, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Cuba, Ecuador, European Union, Denmark, Republic of Korea, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Peru, Russian Federation, Taiwan Province of China, United States of America.


NOTE: Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands.

Cooperating Non-Contracting Party: Colombia, Curaçao, Liberia, Panama.

Further information

 
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