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Agreement for the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Document type
Field of application
Feb 26, 1948
IUCN (ID: TRE-000560)
Title abbreviation


Title (French)

Accord relatif à la création de la Commission Asia-Pacifique des Pêches

Title (Spanish)

Convenio para el Establecimiento de la Comisión de Pesca para Asia-Pacífico

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Gründung der Asia-Pazifik-Fischereikommission

Place of adoption
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
English, French
Entry into force
Nov 9, 1948
Sea, Fisheries
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Fishery management and conservation Institution Access-to-information Data collection/reporting Liability/compensation Inventory Public participation Marine fisheries Waste disposal Hazardous substances Economy and environment Standards Research Marine pollution Transboundary movement of waste Maritime zone Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Marine resources management Law reform/harmonization/deregulation International relations/cooperation
Geographical area
North Pacific, South Pacific

Objectives: To establish the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission. Summary of provisions: The purpose of the Commission is to promote the full and proper utilisation of living aquatic resources (art. IV). Its responsibilities are to, inter alia, increase the efficiency and sustainable productivity of fisheries and aquaculture, co-ordinate and develop training in all aspects of fisheries, disseminate information, and keep under review fishing and aquaculture industries. It is to co-operate with other international bodies of mutual interest. A report embodying its views, recommendations and decisions is to be transmitted to the Director-General of the FAO (art. V). Institutional mechanisms: The Commission is established within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). It is to be composed of an Executive Committee (art. III) and of other necessary committees.

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Malaysia -
Myanmar -
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New Zealand -
Pakistan -
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Thailand -
Timor-Leste -
United Kingdom -
United States of America -
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