Republic of Chile
People's Republic of China
Republic of Cuba
Republic of Ecuador
Kingdom of Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands
Republic of Korea
Republic of Peru
The United States of America
States or fishing entities whose vessels fish in the Convention Area are requested to become party to the Convention or to agree to cooperate fully in the implementation of conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission (see Article 32 of the Convention). To facilitate such cooperation, the Commission has established rules to allow recognition of the status of Cooperating non-Contracting Parties (CNCP) (refer basic documents).
Republic of Liberia
Republic of Panama
Rule 9.1 of the Rules of Procedure (refer basic documents) regulate the admittance of other States or entities and organisations as observers in the meetings of the commission and its subsidiary bodies.
The meetings of the SPRFMO are open to States or any other entity referred to in Article 1 paragraph 2(b) of the Convention that has jurisdiction over waters adjacent to the Convention Area or with an interest in the work of the Commission. The following have participated in Commission meetings:
The FAO, other specialised agencies of the United Nations, other regional fisheries management organisations and other relevant intergovernmental organisations, invited by the Commission. The following have participated in Commission meetings:
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including environmental organisations and fishing industry organisations with an interest in the work of the Commission, invited by the Commission pursuant to paragraph 2 of Rule 9. The following NGOs have observer status in SPRFMO: