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Jurisdiction: International
Type of document: Multilateral
Field of application: Regional/restricted
Title (English): Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific
Title (French): Convention pour l'interdiction de la pêche au filet maillant dérivant de grande dimension dans le Pacifique Sud
Title (other language): Abkommen über das Verbot der Fischerei mit Treibnetzen im Südpazifik
Date of document: 24 November 1989
Entry into force: 17 May 1991
Available in: B7 p. 989:87
Depository: New Zealand
Place of adoption: Wellington
Available web site: www.mfat.govt.nz/Treaties-and-International-Law/01-Treaties-for-which-NZ-is-De...
Link to full text: TRE-001043.txt (English)
Number of pages: 8
Language of document: English; French
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)
Subject(s): Fisheries
Keyword(s): fishery management and conservation; mesh; bycatch; fishing vessel; enforcement/compliance; data collection/reporting; marine fisheries; fishing gear/fishing method
Treaty ID number: TRE-001043

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References

Treaties
Enables:

Protocol I to the Convention for the the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific - 20 October 1990

Protocol II to the Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific - 20 October 1990

Protocol I to the Convention for the the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific - 20 October 1990

Protocol II to the Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific - 20 October 1990

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