Welcome to the
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

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 fished in the SPRFMO Area are jack mackerel and jumbo flying squid in the Southeast Pacific and, to a much lesser degree, deep-sea species often associated with seamounts in the Southwest Pacific.

Participation

Current Members from Asia, Europe, the Americas, 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 in respect of the Faroe Islands
  • Republic of Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Peru
  • Russian Federation
  • Chinese Taipei
  • The United States of America
  • Republic of Vanuatu

Cooperating Non-Contracting Parties

  • Country of Curaçao
  • Republic of Liberia

Upcoming deadlines

30
Jun
Annual contribution payment (Membership and CNCP Voluntary)
30
Jun
Submission of landing data
30
Jun
Submission of fishing activity data

Latest News

SPRFMO-WCPFC Memorandum of Understanding signed

The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) met virtually on 22 May 2024 to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

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Vacancy: SPRFMO Executive Secretary

Position: Executive Secretary Position Type: International Professional  Position Term: Full-time 4-year appointment Application deadline: 1 September 2024 Download this information in PDF   The Commission for the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) invites applications for…

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2024 Call for Proposals - Observer Programme Accreditation Evaluator

The SPRFMO Commission is seeking an additional external consultancy to undertake the review and evaluation of the observer program of one Member.

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