Conservation and Management Measures

Conservation and Management Measures, and Resolutions

Note on Interpreting Commission Decisions:
To clarify the legal implications of the range of decisions that the WCPFC may take, the Second Meeting of the WCPFC (see WCPFC/Comm2/29 14 December 2005) adopted the following nomenclature for its decisions.

Resolutions describe non-binding statements and recommendations addressed to members of the Commssion and Cooperating non-members. Such Resolutions are sequentially numbered and include the year of adoption.

Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs) describe binding decisions relating to conservation and management measures. Such decisions are sequentially numbered and include the year of adoption.

Other Decisions of the Commission describe all other decisions made by the Commission.

Link to download compilation of currently in force CMMs and Resolutions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

** The compendium includes an introduction that provides the list of currently in force CMMs and Resolutions and notes on any CMMs that the current CMMs have replaced.

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Resolutions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Symbol Title Files Date of Issue
Resolution 2005-03 Resolution on Non-Target Fish Species file attachment (21.63 KB) 16 Dec 2005
Resolution 2008-01 Resolution on Aspirations of Small Island Developing States and Territories file attachment (22.22 KB) 12 Dec 2008
Resolution 2012-01 Resolution on the best available science file attachment (24.92 KB) 6 Dec 2012
Resolution 2017-01 Resolution on the Provisional Application of CMM 2017-01 file attachment (186.06 KB) 7 Dec 2017
Resolution 2018-01 Resolution on Labour Standards for Crew on Fishing Vessels file attachment (266.51 KB) 14 Dec 2018
Resolution 2019-01 Resolution on Climate Change as it relates to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission file attachment (100.21 KB) 11 Dec 2019
 

Currently in force Conservation and Management Measures of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

Symbol Title Files Date of Issue
CMM 2004-03 Specifications for the Marking and Identification of Fishing Vessels file attachment (24.13 KB) 8 Dec 2004
CMM 2004-04 Resolution on Conservation and Management Measures file attachment (19.08 KB) 8 Dec 2004
CMM 2006-04 Conservation and Management Measure For Striped Marlin in the Southwest Pacific file attachment (19.4 KB) 15 Dec 2006
CMM 2006-07 Conservation and Management Measure for the Regional Observer Programme file attachment (33.28 KB) 15 Dec 2006
CMM 2006-08 Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Boarding and Inspection Procedures file attachment (40.1 KB) 15 Dec 2006
CMM 2008-03 Conservation and Management of Sea Turtles file attachment (28.88 KB) 12 Dec 2008
CMM 2008-04 Conservation and Management Measure to Prohibit the use of Large Scale Driftnets on the High Seas in the Convention Area file attachment (25.13 KB) 12 Dec 2008
CMM 2009-02 Conservation and Management Measure on the Application of High Seas FAD Closures and Catch Retention file attachment (28.63 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2009-03 Conservation and Management for Swordfish file attachment (50.68 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2009-05 Conservation and Management Measure Prohibiting Fishing on Data Buoys - see information package below file attachment (22.3 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2009-06 Conservation and Management Measure on Regulation of Transhipment file attachment (547.63 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2009-09 Conservation and Management Measure for Vessels without Nationality file attachment (21.16 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2009-10 Conservation and Management Measure to Monitor Landings of Purse Seiners at Ports so as to Ensure Reliable Catch Data by Species file attachment (22.21 KB) 11 Dec 2009
CMM 2010-01 Conservation and Management Measure for North Pacific Striped Marlin file attachment (70.25 KB) 10 Dec 2010
CMM 2011-03 Conservation and Management Measure to Address the Impact of Purse Seine Activity on Cetaceans file attachment (114.38 KB) 30 Mar 2012
CMM 2012-03 Conservation and Management Measure for Implementation of the ROP by vessels fishing north of 20N file attachment (173.71 KB) 6 Dec 2012
CMM 2013-04 Conservation and Management Measure for WCPFC Implementation of a Unique Vessel Identifier (UVI) file attachment (201.44 KB) 6 Dec 2013
CMM 2013-05 Conservation and Management Measure on daily catch and effort reporting file attachment (104.26 KB) 6 Dec 2013
CMM 2013-06 Conservation and Management Measure on the criteria for the consideration of conservation and management proposals file attachment (105.56 KB) 6 Dec 2013
CMM 2013-07 Conservation and Management Measure on the special requirements of Small Island Developing States and Territories file attachment (239.91 KB) 6 Dec 2013
CMM 2014-02 Conservation and Management Measure for Commission VMS file attachment (295.8 KB) 5 Dec 2014
CMM 2014-03 Standards, specifications and procedures for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Record of Fishing Vessels file attachment (430.5 KB) 5 Dec 2014
CMM 2014-06 Conservation and Management Measures to develop and implement a harvest strategy approach for key fisheries and stocks in the WCPO file attachment (326.23 KB) 5 Dec 2014
CMM 2015-02 Conservation and Management Measure for South Pacific Albacore file attachment (98.69 KB) 8 Dec 2015
CMM 2015-06 Conservation and Management Measure on a Target Reference Point for WCPO Skipjack Tuna file attachment (363.05 KB) 8 Dec 2015
CMM 2016-02 Conservation and Management Measure for Eastern High Seas Pocket Special Management Area file attachment (398.94 KB) 9 Dec 2016
CMM 2017-02 Conservation and Management Measure on minimum standards for Port State Measures file attachment (537.41 KB) 7 Dec 2017
CMM 2017-03 Conservation and Management Measure for the protection of WCPFC Regional Observer Programme Observers file attachment (135.19 KB) 7 Dec 2017
CMM 2017-04 Conservation and Management Measure on Marine Pollution file attachment (207.41 KB) 7 Dec 2017
CMM 2018-01 Conservation and Management Measure for bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean file attachment (481 KB) 14 Dec 2018
CMM 2018-03 Conservation and Management Measure to mitigate the impact of fishing for highly migratory fish stocks on seabirds file attachment (676.99 KB) 14 Dec 2018
CMM 2018-04 Conservation and Management Measure of Sea Turtles file attachment (192.97 KB) 14 Dec 2018
CMM 2018-05 Conservation and Management Measure for the Regional Observer Programme file attachment (193.03 KB) 14 Dec 2018
CMM 2018-06 Conservation and Management Measure for WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels and Authorisation to Fish file attachment (370.87 KB) 14 Dec 2018
CMM 2019-01 Cooperating Non-Members file attachment (209.64 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-02 Conservation and Management Measure for Pacific Bluefin file attachment (119.21 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-03 Conservation and Management Measure for North Pacific Albacore file attachment (98.82 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-04 Conservation and Management Measure for Sharks file attachment (288.18 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-06 Conservation and Management Measure for the Compliance Monitoring Scheme file attachment (377.28 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-07 Conservation and Management Measure to establish a list of vessels presumed to have carried out Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Activities in the WCPO file attachment (320.62 KB) 11 Dec 2019
CMM 2019-08 Conservation and Management Measure for Charter Notification Scheme file attachment (106.88 KB) 11 Dec 2019

Provisional copies of recently agreed Conservation and Management Measures (not yet in force)

The WCPFC16 agreed decisions took effect on 9 February 2020, except that the Commission agreed that CMM 2019-04 and CMM 2019-05 will take effect as specified.  

Supplementary Information on Conservation and Management Measures

Please also refer to the Bycatch Mitigation Information System (BMIS) for additional information related to bycatch CMMs:- http://www.wcpfc.int/bmis

Please also refer to the WCPFC Harvest Strategy page for additional information related to Harvest Strategies:- https://www.wcpfc.int/harvest-strategy

Symbol Title Files Date of Issue
suppl_CMM 2008-03 WCPFC Guidelines for the Handling of Sea Turtles file attachment (322.2 KB) 1 Apr 2010
suppl_CMM 2008-03 WCPFC Guidelines for the Handling of Sea Turtles (Graphics) file attachment (474.85 KB) 1 Apr 2010
suppl_CMM 2009-05 Data Buoy Information Package file attachment (162.38 KB) 18 May 2010
suppl_CMM 2012-04 Guidelines for the safe release of encircled whale sharks file attachment (203.35 KB) 8 Dec 2015
suppl_CMM 2010-07 Best handling practices for the safe release of mantas and mobulids file attachment (1.34 MB) 7 Dec 2017
suppl_CMM 2010-07 Best handling practices for the safe release of Sharks (other than Whale Sharks and Mantas/Mobulids) file attachment (238.92 KB) 14 Dec 2018
suppl_CMM 2014-06 Updated workplan for the adoption of Harvest strategies under CMM 2014-06 file attachment (364.95 KB) 11 Dec 2019
suppl_CMM 2018-03 Safe Handling and release Guidelines for Seabirds file attachment (302.9 KB) 11 Dec 2019

Past Conservation and Management Measures and Resolutions may be accessed here

 

 

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