Links to WCPFC12 and Associated Meeting Pages:-

WCPFC12 Documents: https://www.wcpfc.int/meetings/12th-regular-session-commission

Harvest Strategy Workshop: http://www.wcpfc.int/meetings/wcpfc-harvest-strategy-workshop

TCC Special Session : http://www.wcpfc.int/meetings/tcc-special-session-cmr-reviews  

FAD Managment Options IWG: http://www.wcpfc.int/meetings/fad-management-options-intersessional-working-group



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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 

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ABNJ Tuna Project Completes Southern Hemisphere Porbeagle Shark Assessment

December 2017 | Wellington.  The ABNJ Tuna Project has released the first ever global shark assessment with the completion of a multi-national effort to assess the status of the Southern Hemisphere

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


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