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Circular 2017/59: "Virtual Inter-Sessional Working Group on the Development of Guidelines for the Voluntary Submission of Economic Data to the Commission", Circular 2017/60: "Letter from Cook Islands Submitting Additional Information Regarding a Vessel on the draft IUU Vessel List for 2018"  and Circular 2017/61: "Advice from the United States of Updates to the Register of Authorised Inspection Vessels for the High Seas Boarding and Inspection Scheme​" 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 

Page Updated 28 May, 2012

WCPFC launches all-new Bycatch Management Information System (BMIS) web portal - 5 May in Pohnpei

On the eve of two major fisheries meetings for the Eastern and Western Pacific, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Management Commission (WCPFC), with funding from the Common Oceans ABNJ Tun

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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