Jack mackerel school of fish

The SPRFMO Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs) define the regulatory framework for the SPRFMO fisheries in the high seas areas of the South Pacific Ocean. Each year, the Commission may revise existing, or adopt new, CMMs.

Currently, there are 24 CMMs in place. All the CMMs listed below have their own "CMM Components" page which contains additional information and details specific to the CMM, including superseded versions of it.  

In accordance with Article 16 of the Convention, the SPRFMO Commission may also choose to address a specific subject by taking a Decision. All DECISIONS taken by the Commission are available in the "Article 16 Decision Making" section of the SPRFMO Convention page. 

  

SPRFMO 2024 Conservation and Management Measures

A compilation of all CMMs in place in 2024 is now available in a compressed file

CMM Components

Binding

Title

View CMM

01-2024

04 May 2024

Trachurus murphyi

View CMM

02-2022

02 May 2022

Standards for the Collection, Reporting, Verification and Exchange of Data

View CMM 

03-2023

22 May 2023

Management of Bottom Fishing in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

03a-2023

22 May 2023

Deepwater Species in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

04-2020

20 May 2020

Establishing a List of Vessels Presumed to have Carried Out IUU Fishing Activities
in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

05-2023

22 May 2023

Commission Record of Vessels Authorised to Fish in
the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

06-2023

22 May 2023

Vessel Monitoring System in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

07-2022

02 May 2022

Minimum Standards of Inspection in Port

View CMM

08-2023

22 May 2023

Gillnets in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

09-2017

23 Apr 2017

Minimising Bycatch of Seabirds in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

10-2020

20 May 2020

Establishment of a Compliance and Monitoring Scheme in the SPRFMO Convention Area (Annex 2 is under development)

View CMM

11-2023

22 May 2023

Boarding and Inspection Procedures for the SPRFMO
(Entered into force 1 Oct 2023, amended by Decision 15-2023)

View CMM

12-2024

04 May 2024

Regulation of Transhipment and Other Transfer Activities
(This CMM will replace CMM 12-2023 on 1 October 2025)

View CMM

13-2024

04 May 2024

Management of New and Exploratory Fisheries in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

14a-2022

02 May 2022

Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish by New Zealand-Flagged Vessels in the 
SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

14b-2024

04 May 2024

Exploratory Trap Fishery in the SPRFMO Convention Area
(Entered into force on 4 April 2024)

View CMM

14e-2024

04 May 2024

Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish by European Union in the SPRFMO Convention Area 

View CMM

14f-2024

04 May 2024

Exploratory Fishing for Toothfish by Australia in the SPRFMO Convention Area 

View CMM

14g-2024

04 May 2024

Exploratory Hapuka Fishery by the Cook Islands in the SPRFMO Convention Area 

View CMM

15-2016

29 Apr 2016

Vessels without Nationality in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

16-2024

04 May 2024

Establishing the SPRFMO Observer Programme

View CMM

17-2022

02 May 2022

Fishing Gear and Marine Plastic Pollution in the SPRFMO Convention Area

View CMM

18-2024

04 May 2024

Management of the Jumbo Flying Squid Fishery

View CMM

19-2021

06 May 2021

Markings and Identification of Fishing Vessels

View CMM

 

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