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Global Overview of Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

by
Evelyne Meltzer, Canada

Figure A: What are Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks?

Figure B: RFMO Participation

Figure C: Overview of International Legal Instruments Pertaining to Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Figure D: Status of UNFA and Compliance Agreement

List of Acronyms 

Matrices of RFMOs

ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
GFCM General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
WCPFC Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
IATTC Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
CCSBT Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
IOTC Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
NAFO North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization
NEAFC North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
SEAFO South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization
CCAMLR   Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Donut Hole Central Bering Sea “Donut Hole”

Maps of RFMOs and Overview Maps

Overview of Straddling Fish Stocks
Overview of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
ICCAT International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
GFCM General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
WCPFC Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
IATTC Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
CCSBT Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
IOTC Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
NAFO North West Atlantic Fisheries Organization
NEAFC North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
SEAFO South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization
CCAMLR   Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Donut Hole Central Bering Sea “Donut Hole”
Peanut Hole Sea of Okhotsk “Peanut Hole”
Loophole Barents Sea
South Tasman Rise Arrangement
SIOFA Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Arrangement (proposed)

Acknowledgements

     

   

Last updated : 2010-07-12

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