Jack mackerel school of fish


Article 2 of the Convention sets out that its objective is, through the application of the precautionary approach and an ecosystem approach to fisheries management, to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources and, in so doing, to safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources occur. Article 8 of the Convention therefore identifies three of the functions of the Commission as being:

  • to develop rules for the collection, verification, reporting, storing and dissemination of data;
  • to develop and establish effective monitoring, control, surveillance, compliance and enforcement procedures;
  • to adopt conservation and management measures to achieve the objective of this Convention