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

New WCPFC Executive Director commenced on 5 March 2015

Amongst the key outcomes from Eleventh Regular Session of the Tuna Commission (WCPFC11) was the successful appointment of a new Executive Director, Feleti P.

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...that PNA had in December successfully gained adoption by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission of Limit Reference Points for all...
Published by Federal Register - 3 Feb 2016 - 19:28
...is managed under conservation and management measures adopted by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, and implemented by NMFS.
Published by Manila Bulletin - 2 Feb 2016 - 21:36
...said assets, the Philippines as a member country of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission can now also fulfill its commitment...
Published by The Japan Times - 31 Jan 2016 - 01:03
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