Pacific Ocean Regional Fisheries Management Organizations
Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP)
AIDCP is a legally binding agreement for dolphin conservation and ecosystem management in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP). The objectives of the Agreement are to reduce incidental dolphin mortalities in the tuna purse-seine fishery through the setting of annual limits, to seek alternative means of capturing large yellowfin tunas not in association with dolphins, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of tuna stocks and marine resources in the ETP. Read more about AIDCP.
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
IATTC is an international commission responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and other marine resources in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The overall objective of this commission is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fish stocks covered by the Convention, in accordance with the relevant rules of international law.
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North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)
NPAFC was established under the Convention of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean. The NPAFC serves as a forum for promoting the conservation of anadromous stocks and ecologically related species—including marine mammals, sea birds, and non-anadromous fish in the high seas area of the North Pacific Ocean. Read more about NPAFC.
Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea
The Pollock Convention is an intergovernmental agreement aimed at establishing an international regime for conservation, management, and optimum utilization of pollock resources in the Bering Sea.
Read more about the Convention.
Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC)
PSC was created under a treaty between the United States and Canada that aims to establish and implement fishery management regulations for the international conservation and harvest of North Pacific salmon stocks. The Commission provides regulatory advice and recommendations for sustainable management of Pacific salmon stocks. Read more about PSC.
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
WCPFC provides a forum for management, long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks, such as tunas, billfish, and marlin, in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Read more about WCPFC.
IPHC is an international fisheries organization responsible for the management of Pacific halibut stocks within the Pacific waters of its member states (the United States and Canada). It was founded in 1923 by an international treaty to conserve, manage, and rebuild the halibut stocks in the Convention Area to levels that would achieve and maintain the maximum sustainable yield from the fishery.
Read more about IPHC.