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Circular 2016/31: "Letter from IATTC – Updated IATTC IUU List 2016-2017",  Circular 2016/32: "Letter from IOTC – Updated IOTC IUU List 2016-2017" and Circular 2016/33: "WCPFC Observer Status Request by the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey" now available on secure section

2016-08-09

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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 

Page Updated 28 May, 2012

WCPFC Tuna Fishery Yearbook 2014 now released

The WCPFC Tuna Fishery Yearbook 2014 has been released. It presents annual catch estimates in the WCPFC Statistical Area from 1950 to 2014.

New Article Published: Bycatch is Troublesome—Deal with It!

The word ‘bycatch’ has become a convenient and well-used term for all those ‘other’ species that get caught alongside the target tuna.

IWG-ROP4 and ERandEMWG1 meetings held 6 – 10 July 2015

The first set of meetings of the Commission since the WCPFC Executive Director, Mr Feleti P Teo OBE, took office this March, were held from 6 – 10 July 2015, in Nadi, Fiji, in the form of two inter

Eleventh Regular Annual Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission concludes in Apia Samoa

The Government of Samoa hosted the Eleventh Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC11) from 1 – 5 December 2014 at the Fale’ata Sports Complex in Apia. 

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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