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Peru approves the SPRFMO Convention
25/11/2015 >
Our Ocean 2015 Conference in Chile
12/10/2015 > The second Our Ocean conference took place in Viña del Mar, Chile, from 5 to 6 October 2015. Read more >>
3rd Scientific Committee concluded
05/10/2015 > The third meeting of the SPRFMO Scientific Committee concluded on 3 October 2015 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Read more >>
Bienvenido, Ecuador
11/05/2015 > The Republic of Ecuador joined the SPRFMO on 11 May 2015 Read more >>
4th Commission Meeting
10/05/2015 > The Fourth Commission Meeting of the SPRFMO will be held in Valdivia, Chile, from 25 to 29 January 2016, and will be preceded by the Compliance and Technical Committee meeting from 21 to 23 January. Read more >>

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, covering about a fourth of the Earth's high seas areas. 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 14 Members from Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania:

- Australia                                                - Belize
- Republic of Chile                                   - People's Republic of China
- Cook Islands                                         - Republic of Cuba
- Republic of Ecuador                             - European Union        
- Kingdom of Denmark                            - Republic of Korea    
   in respect of  the Faroe Islands   
- New Zealand                                         - Russian Federation  
- Chinese Taipei                                      
- Republic of Vanuatu 

Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CNCPs) are:
Colombia, France (Territories), Republic of Liberia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Peru and United States of America.

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