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Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 24, 1989
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001043)
Title (French)

Convention pour l'interdiction de la pêche au filet maillant dérivant de grande dimension dans le Pacifique Sud

Title (Other)

Abkommen über das Verbot der Fischerei mit Treibnetzen im Südpazifik

Place of adoption
Wellington
Depository
New Zealand
Language
English, French
Entry into force
May 17, 1991
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Bycatch Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Fishing gear/fishing method Fishing vessel Enforcement/compliance Mesh
Basin
South Pacific
Abstract

Objectives: To restrict and prohibit the use of drift nets in the South Pacific region in order to conserve marine living resources Summary of provisions: (a) Each Party agrees to take measures not to encourage the use of drift nets by prohibiting their use and transhipment of catches, by drift net processing or import of products to and from drift net catches and possession of drift nets and by restricting access of vessels using drift nets to ports (art. 3); (b) Each Party is to take appropriate measures to ensure the application of the Convention and to cooperate in surveillance and enforcement measures (art. 4); (c) Cooperation between the Parties and with non-Parties to implement the Convention (arts. 5, 7and 8); (d) Establishment of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency to coordinate the implementation of the Convention (arts. 1 and 6). (Source: UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 2005)

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Website
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Country/Participant

Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Australia
Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Fiji
France - -
Kiribati
Marshall Islands - -
Micronesia, Fed. States
Nauru
New Zealand
Niue (New Zealand)
Palau
Samoa -
Solomon Islands
Tokelau (New Zealand)
Tuvalu - -
United States of America
Vanuatu - -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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