Welcome to South Pacific RFMO
The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation is an inter-governmental organisation that is committed to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources of the South Pacific Ocean and in so doing safeguarding the marine ecosystems in which the resources occur. The SPRFMO Convention applies to the high seas of the South Pacific, the largest area of responsibility for a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation so far. Currently, the main commercial resources managed by the SPRFMO are Jack mackerel and jumbo flying squid in the Southwest Pacific and, to a much lesser degree, deep-sea species associated with seamounts in the Southeast Pacific.
The Organisation consists of a Commission and a number of subsidiary bodies. New Zealand is the Depositary for the SPRFMO Convention and hosts the SPRFMO Secretariat in Wellington.
The Commission has currently 13 Members from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania:
- Australia - Belize
- Republic of Chile - People's Republic of China
- Cook Islands - Republic of Cuba
- European Union - Kingdom of Denmark in respect of
the Faroe Islands
- Republic of Korea - New Zealand
- Russian Federation - Chinese Taipei
- Republic of Vanuatu
Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CNCPs) are:
Colombia, Ecuador, France (Territories), Republic of Liberia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru and United States of America.