North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)

Commission des poissons anadromes du Pacifique Nord

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History

Established 11 Feb 1992, Moscow (Russia), on signature by Canada, Japan, Russia and USA of Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean which, upon exchange of ratifications, entered into force 16 Feb 1993. Korea Rep acceded to the Convention, 27 May 2003. Inaugural meeting, Feb 1993, Ottawa (Canada). Replaces International North Pacific Fisheries Commission (INPFC).

Aims

Promote conservation of anadromous stocks in the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas by prohibiting direct salmon fisheries on the high seas of the North Pacific, minimizing incidental salmon catch by other fisheries in the area and prohibiting retention onboard vessels of salmon taken as an incidental catch.

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Research/documentation; events/meetings.

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Languages

English, Japanese, Korean, Russian.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fish, Reptiles
    • Fish
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Fisheries

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

D2788

Last News Received

2019
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