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South Pacific Fisheries Treaty

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Apr 2, 1987
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000976)
Title (French)

Traité sur les pêcheries du Pacifique Sud

Title (Other)

Südpazifik Fischerei Abkommen

Place of adoption
Port Moresby
Depository
Papua New Guinea
Language
English
Subject
Fisheries
Keyword
Data collection/reporting Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Fishing vessel International relations/cooperation Fishing licence Dispute settlement Enforcement/compliance Jurisdictional competence Liability/compensation Offences/penalties Registration
Basin
South Pacific
Abstract

Objectives: To maximise benefits flowing from the development of the fisheries resources within the exclusive economic zones or fisheries zones of the Pacific Island Parties. Summary of provisions: The Treaty establishes a licence system authorising fishing vessels of the United States to operate in the 'Licensing Area' of the Pacific Island Parties, as defined in article 1. The Government of the United States undertakes to co-operate, as appropriate, with the Pacific Island Parties, and promote the maximisation of benefits generated from the operations of its fishing vessels, through the provision of technical and economic support and through, inter alia, the employment of nationals of the Pacific Island Parties and purchase of equipment and supplies form suppliers located in the Pacific Island Parties (art. 2). Parties agree on the responsibility of the United States as flag state for the implementation and enforcement of the Treaty in regards of its vessels (art. 4). Compliance powers of the Pacific Island Parties are provided in article 5.

Full text
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Website
www.ffa.int
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Country/Participant

Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Australia - -
Fiji - -
Kiribati - -
Marshall Islands - -
Micronesia, Fed. States - -
Nauru - -
Palau - -
Papua New Guinea - -
Solomon Islands - -
United States of America -

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

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