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.


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

Submit catches of jack mackerel
Submission of succint description of intended Fisheries Operation Plan
Jack Mackerel MSE Technical Session 4 (virtual)

Latest News

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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Vacancy: World Bank Senior Fisheries Officer Vacancy

THIS VACANCY IS NOW CLOSED Vacancy: Senior Fisheries Specialist Organisation: World Bank Application deadline: 26 March 2024 Full description: World Bank website The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Practice Group, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy…

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