Guidelines, Procedures and Regulations

Guidelines, Procedures and Regulations

Note that some supplementary information for Conservation and Management Measures, including safe handling guidelines and best practices for release for non-target species, are now listed in a separate table at the bottom of this page

Symbol Title Files Date of Issuesort descending
http://www.wcpfc.int/Compliance-Monitoring Part 2 Annual Report template - please see compliance monitoring page
Data-02 Rules and Procedures for the Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of Data Compiled by the Commission (as revised by WCPFC4 2007) file attachment (58.11 KB)
ROP-02 WCPFC ROP Vessel Safety Check Form file attachment (146.06 KB)
SC-03 Terms of Reference of the SC's ST, SA, MI and EB Themes
SC-04 Sea Turtle Research Programme file attachment (22.14 KB)
Data-03 Information Security Policy file attachment (304.25 KB)
Commission-05 Principles, guidelines and operational procedures for the Commission's Special Requirements Fund. file attachment (43.76 KB) 31 Mar 2009
Commission-06 Headquarters Agreement and Grant Agreement file attachment (69.66 KB) 9 Oct 2009
Data-04 Rules and Procedures for Protection Access to and Dissemination of High Seas Non-Public Domain Data and Information Compiled by the Commission for the Purpose of MCS Activities and Access to and Dissemination of High Seas VMS Data for Scientific Purposes file attachment (74.43 KB) 11 Feb 2010
Commission-07a CNM Flowchart file attachment (41.17 KB) 11 Feb 2010
Commission-04b Staff Regulations - Schedule 3 file attachment (29.98 KB) 29 Jun 2010
Commission-10 Terms of Reference for the FAC Committee file attachment (88.54 KB) 27 Oct 2010
Commission-11 Media Access Policy file attachment (28.54 KB) 22 Jul 2011
TCC-03 Statement describing Purpose and Principles of the WCPFC VMS file attachment (424.21 KB) 6 Feb 2012
SC-08 Process for Designating WCPFC Key Shark Species for Data Provision and Assessment file attachment (132.26 KB) 5 Jun 2012
TCC-04 WCPFC9 Decision on Application of WCPFC VMS to national waters of WCPFC Members file attachment (80.82 KB) 6 Feb 2013
SC-05 Guidelines outlining the process for formulating the work programme and budget of the Scientific Committee file attachment (298.49 KB) 14 Aug 2013
ROP-03 Table of ROP minimum standard data fields 2016 file attachment (954.05 KB) 30 Apr 2016
Data-01 Scientific Data to be Provided to the Commission (revised at WCPFC4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 13) file attachment (177.41 KB) 9 Dec 2016
TCC-06 Vessel Tracking Agreement Form (VTAF) file attachment (425.86 KB)file attachment (34.45 KB)file attachment (113.48 KB) 7 Mar 2017
Commission-09c WCPFC Capacity Development Plan Template for draft CMR - issued March 2017 file attachment (37.95 KB) 22 Mar 2017
SC-12 WCPFC Tissue Bank Access Protocols file attachment (17.95 KB) 20 Sep 2017
SC-09 Guidelines for the SC Chair and Theme Conveners (SC13) file attachment (138.5 KB) 17 Nov 2017
Data-05 Standards, Specifications and Procedures for Electronic Reporting in the WCPFC - operational catch and effort data + observer data file attachment (2.78 MB) 9 Dec 2017
TCC-05 VMS Reporting Requirements Guidelines - May 2018 file attachment (640.95 KB) 17 May 2018
CTTF-01 Chinese Taipei Trust Fund - Reporting Template file attachment (20.33 KB) 8 Oct 2018
Data-06 E-reporting Standards for high seas transhipment declarations and high seas transhipment notices file attachment (1.1 MB) 14 Dec 2018
TCC-01 TCC Workplan 2019-2021 - updated at WCPFC15 file attachment (343.39 KB) 14 Dec 2018
TCC-07 Commission VMS Standard Operating Procedures file attachment (693.56 KB) 14 Dec 2018
ROP-01 WCPFC Regional Observer Programme Standards & ROP Guidelines updated 2019 file attachment (866.86 KB) 14 Dec 2018
TCC-02 Vessel Monitoring System Standards Specifications and Procedures (SSPs)_version as at Dec 2018 (WCPFC15) file attachment (238.36 KB) 14 Dec 2018
Commission-03 Staff Regulations (updated December 2018) file attachment (513.2 KB) 7 Mar 2019
ROP-04 Guidelines for Regional Observer Programme - May 2019 file attachment (249.3 KB) 17 May 2019
Commission-01 Rules of Procedure (updated December 2019) file attachment (239.73 KB) 11 Dec 2019
Commission-09a List of obligations to be assessed by Compliance Monitoring Scheme 2020 (as updated at WCPFC16) file attachment (158.79 KB) 11 Dec 2019
Commission-04a Staff Regulations - Schedules 1, 2a and 2b (updated December 2019) file attachment (360.54 KB) 2 Jan 2020
Commission-02 Financial Regulations (updated December 2019) file attachment (147.01 KB) 30 Jan 2020
Commission-07b Cooperating Non-Member request template - last updated in 2020 file attachment (333.47 KB) 2 Mar 2020
SC-01 Annual Report to the Commission, Part 1 [Information on Fisheries Research and Statistics] (revised to reflect decisions as at WCPFC15) file attachment (365.54 KB)file attachment (94.45 KB) 13 Mar 2020
Commission-08b Suggested checklist of 2020 Reporting Requirements in CMMs and other WCPFC Decisions file attachment (629.05 KB)file attachment (120.25 KB) 7 Apr 2020
TCC-08 MTU/ALC Type Approval List - 16 July 2020 file attachment (132.19 KB) 21 Jul 2020

Supplementary Information for Conservation and Management Measures, including safe handling guidelines and best practices for release for non-target species

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

Symbol Title Files Date of Issuesort descending
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 2018-03 Safe Handling and release Guidelines for Seabirds file attachment (302.9 KB) 11 Dec 2019
suppl_CMM 2014-06 Updated workplan for the adoption of Harvest strategies under CMM 2014-06 file attachment (364.95 KB) 11 Dec 2019

 


 

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