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Circulars 2017/24: "Draft guidelines to govern the participation of observers in CMS working group sessions", 2017/25 "Independent Panel to review the Compliance Monitoring Scheme" and 2017/26: "FAO Survey on Options for Physical and Electronic Marking of Purse Seine Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices to Identify Ownership and Track Position" now available on secure section of Commission website.

 

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Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) was established by the Convention for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPF Convention) which entered into force on 19 June 2004.  Read more about the commission 

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Supporting a FAO Survey on Options for Physical and Electronic Marking of Purse Seine drifting FADs

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) approached WCPFC to seek our assistance with gathering information on Options for Physical and Electronic Marking of Purse Seine dr

Survey Design for Major Pacific Shark Tagging Study Developed by Expert Panel

Information generated by satellite tagging of sharks such as this one provide critical information for management © C. Duffy

Notes

  • Vessel type groupings may be filtered by selecting or unselecting vessel type groupings in the legend
  • Type groupings:
    • Longliner = Tuna longliner, Longliner or Freezer Longliner
    • Purse seiner = Tuna purse seiner or Purse seiner
    • Carrier & Bunker = FISH CARRIER or BUNKER
    • Others = HARPOON, Troller, FISHERY RESEARCH VESSEL, FISHING VESSEL NOT SPECIFIED, Multipurpose vessel nei, Handliner, GILLNETTER, Liner nei, Jigging Line, MULTIPURPOSE VESSEL, LIFT NETTER, MOTHERSHIP, SEINER, Trawler-drifter, Stern trawler, TRAWLER or Tuna mothership
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