Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Organisation des pêches de l'Atlantique Nord-Ouest
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1979-01-01 Dartmouth NS Canada
Established 1 Jan 1979, Dartmouth NS (Canada), on entry into force of T-XT7892 - Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, 1978 (NAFO), which had been signed 24 Oct 1978, Ottawa (Canada), and came into force 1 Jan 1979. Successor to H-XH7254 - International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF), set up 3 Jul 1950, on coming into force of T-XT4947 - International Convention for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, signed 8 Feb 1949, Washington DC (USA). Amendments to the Convention approved 2007. Convention ratified 18 May 2017.
Through consultation and cooperation, contribute to the optimum utilization, rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of the Convention Area of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean; ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the Convention Area and, in doing so, safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources are found.
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Commission, comprising the Contracting Parties and chaired by the President; Scientific Council (meets annually, plus regular and special sessions); Standing Committees (6); Secretariat.
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