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Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the South-East Atlantic

Document type
Field of application
Oct 23, 1969
IUCN (ID: TRE-000097)
Title (French)

Convention sur la conservation des ressources biologiques de l'Atlantique Sud-est

Title (Spanish)

Convenio sobre la Conservación de los Recursos Vivos del Atlántico Sudoriental

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen über die Erhaltung der lebenden Schätze des Südostatlantiks

Place of adoption
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
English, French, Spanish
Entry into force
Oct 24, 1971
Fisheries, Sea
Mariculture Total allowable catch Fishing area Seasons Marine resources management Allocation/quota Data collection/reporting Research Mesh Fishing gear/fishing method
Geographical area
South Atlantic

Objectives: To achieve cooperation in the conservation and rational exploitation of the living resources of the South-East Atlantic Ocean. Summary of provisions: (a) An International Commission for the South-East Atlantic Fisheries established (art. 4); (b) The Commission to be responsible for research into the ecology, biometry, abundance and environment of all living resources, and to collect, analyze and publish scientific information (art. 6); (c) The Commission establish committee for each region of the area, and stock committees for certain stocks within the area (art. 7); (d) These committees to draft recommendations, based on scientific investigations, for measures applicable to the region or stock concerned (art. 7); (e) The Commission may make recommendations regarding mesh size, size limit of fish, open and closed seasons and areas and regulation of fishing gear and catches (art. 8). (Source: UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 2005)

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