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09.12.2019
8th Annual SPRFMO Meeting

10-18 February, Port Vila, Vanuatu

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07.12.2019
Request for Proposal for NPFC VMS

Deadline is 21 January 2020

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12.11.2019
Job Opportunity at CCAMLR

CCAMLR seeks for a new Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Manager

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11.11.2019
New VMS and Compliance Manager

Pablo Ortiz from Chile has joined the Secretariat

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08.10.2019
Successful SC7 - Reports available

Reports of SC7, SCW8 and SCW9 are now available

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13.09.2019
7th meeting of the Scientific Committee

Taking place in Cuba, between 5 and 12 October 2019

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28.05.2019
FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

The outcomes will be presented at the 34th meeting of the Committee on Fisheries (FAO COFI), in July 2020.

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14.05.2019
SPRFMO-FIRMS Partnership Agreement signed

The Agreement was signed in the framework of the 11th FIRMS Steering Committee Meeting

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10.05.2019
2nd Meeting of the Parties PSMA

The second meeting of the Parties to the FAO Port State Measures Agreement will take place in Chile, 3-7 June 2019.

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06.05.2019
SPRFMO Executive Secretary at ICSP14

The FAO side event was also attended by the Executive Secretary

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01.05.2019
Habitat Monitoring WG first meeting

The HMWG was convened in Galway, Ireland

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30.04.2019
Ambassador of Peru visits the SPRFMO Secretariat

Peru has established a new Embassy in the capital city of New Zealand

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17.04.2019
RSN Newsletter now a Magazine

The quality and relevance of the Newsletter has been recognised by FAO and upgraded to magazine.

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12.04.2019
Deep Seas Fisheries Rights Based Management Workshop
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13.03.2019
SPRFMO Participation at STRONG High Seas Project ABNJ Workshop
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05.03.2019
OECD reports on IUU fishing

The OECD Fisheries Team has released two papers and a policy note relating to work completed involving 30 countries and 13 RFMOs.

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04.03.2019
New Article Page

The ceremony to celebrate the signature of the arrangement was held at the SPRFMO Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand

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01.03.2019
Call for Proposals Observer Programme Accreditation Evaluator

Submissions are invited until 29 May 2019

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27.01.2019
SPRFMO-CPPS Memorandum of Understanding

The ceremony to celebrate the Memorandum was held during the last session of the 7th Commission meeting.

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19.01.2019
7th Commission Meeting, The Hague, The Netherlands

The SPRFMO Annual meeting took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 19 to 27 January 2019.

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01.12.2018
Report of the SPRFMO Performance Review

The First SPRFMO Performance Review has been completed and the Final Report is now available.

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25.09.2018
Innovation in the Decision-Making Process of the RFMO's

SPRFMO has developed the most advanced and innovative decision-making mechanism

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09.09.2018
6th SC meeting (SC6)

The SPRFMO SC successfully met for the sixth time in Puerto Varas, Chile, on 9-14 September 2018.

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31.08.2018
6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW)

The 6th Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 18-22 February, 2019

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06.08.2018
Vacancy/Call of Interest Announcements

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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02.07.2018
New SPRFMO Executive Secretary

The SPRFMO welcomes its new Executive Secretary

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28.05.2018
6th SC workshop - Jack mackerel assessment

The sixth workshop of the Scientific Committee to assess the Jack mackerel stock.

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23.03.2018
How Smart Science Stopped a Pacific Fishery's Collapse

Chilean jack mackerel rebounded from the brink, thanks to international science-based management.

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12.02.2018
6th Commission Meeting, Lima, Peru

The SPRFMO Commission met for the sixth time in Lima, Peru, from 26 January to 3 February 2018.

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01.09.2017
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: SPRFMO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
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21.06.2017
5th SC meeting in China

The Scientific Committee of SPRFMO met for the fifth time in Shanghai, China, from 20 to 28 September 2017

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25.05.2017
SPRFMO-SC 3rd workshop (Deep Water)

The workshop was held in the CCAMLR Headquarters in Hobart.

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05.05.2017
Jack mackerel WS 2017

Scientists to meet in Chile to improve research on Chilean Jack mackerel

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12.04.2017
IT Manager Job Vacancy

The SPRFMO Secretariat is seeking a part-time IT Manager

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18.02.2017
USA becomes a Full Member of SPRFMO

The United States of America has become a full member of the SPRFMO

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22.01.2017
5th Commission Meeting

The fifth SPRFMO Annual meeting concluded on 22 January 2017.

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14.10.2016
4th Scientific Committee

The 4th meeting of the SPRFMO Scientific Committee began on 10 October 2015 in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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01.08.2016
Accounting and Office Administrator

The SPRFMO Secretariat warmly welcomes Ms. Yanbin Liu.

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26.02.2016
VMS - Call for Proposals
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29.01.2016
4th Commission Meeting

The Fourth Commission Meeting of the SPRFMO was held in Valdivia, Chile, from 25 to 29 January 2016, and was preceded by the Compliance and Technical Committee meeting from 21 to 23 January.

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22.11.2015
Bienvenido, Peru

The Republic of Peru will join the SPRFMO on 21 January 2016

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12.10.2015
Our Ocean 2015 Conference in Chile

The second Our Ocean conference took place in Vi a del Mar, Chile, from 5 to 6 October 2015.

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05.10.2015
3rd Scientific Committee concluded

The third meeting of the SPRFMO Scientific Committee concluded on 3 October 2015 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

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11.05.2015
Bienvenido, Ecuador

The Republic of Ecuador joined the SPRFMO on 11 May 2015

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02.04.2015
Law of the Sea Tribunal Advisory Opinion

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has delivered its Advisory Opinion on a request submitted by the Sub-Regional Commission.

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31.03.2015
20th Anniversary of UNFSA

Bill Manfield's presentation on SPRFMO and RFMO decision-making

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18.03.2015
Remembering Robin

The SPRFMO community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Robin Allen

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06.02.2015
2015 SPRFMO IUU List

The Commission has adopted the Final 2015 SPRFMO IUU List

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02.02.2015
3rd Commission Meeting

Meeting report and documents have now been posted

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07.10.2014
2nd Scientific Committee Meeting
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02.10.2014
SPRFMO Domain

The SPRFMO website has moved to a new .INT domain

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27.01.2014
2nd Commission Meeting

The Second Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) was held in Manta, Ecuador from 27 to 31 January 2014.

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04.11.2013
Republic of Vanuatu

On 4 November 2013, the Republic of Vanuatu deposited an Instrument of Accession with the Depositary.

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27.10.2013
1st Scientific Committee Meeting

The 1st Meeting of the Scientific Committee was held 21st - 27th October 2013 in La Jolla, California, USA.

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15.08.2013
Recruitment of an Executive Secretary

The Commission for the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) invites applications for the position of Executive Secretary.

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07.08.2013
Russian Federation accepts Recommendations

The Russian Federation has written to the Acting Executive Secretary confirming its commitment to follow the Recommendations made by the Review Panel.

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05.07.2013
Review Panel Findings

The Findings and Recommendations of the Review Panel which was established to consider the Objection to CMM1.01 have been transmitted to the Executive Secretary and are now available.

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06.06.2013
People's Republic of China's Approval

On 6 June 2013, the People's Republic of China deposited an Instrument of Approval with the Depositary.

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21.05.2013
Establishment of Review Panel

The Review Panel to consider the Objection to CMM 1.01 has been established.

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15.05.2013
New Employee

Ms. Susana Delgado has been appointed the position of Administration Officer with the Secretariat.

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02.05.2013
Objection to CMM 1.01

The Russian Federation has presented the Executive Secretary with an objection to the Conservation and Management Measure for Trachurus murphyi.

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25.02.2013
Website Updates

The website is being updated - Please bear with us.

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02.02.2013
1st Commission Meeting Report

The first Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 28 January to 1 Feburary 2013.

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17.10.2012
Registration for 1st Commission Meeting

The first Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) will take place in Auckland, New Zealand from 28 January 2013.

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24.08.2012
Convention to enter into Force

Entry into Force:
The Conditions contained in Article 38 Paragraph 1 have been met. Hence, the Convention entered into Force on Friday the 24th of August 2012.

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06.08.2012
Registration for SWG and D&IWG available

The Registration page for these meetings has been set up

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25.07.2012
Chilean Ratification

Chile deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Convention on 25 July 2012.




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17.05.2012
Russian Federation Approval

On 17 May 2012, the Russian Federation deposited an Instrument of Approval with the Depositary.




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23.04.2012
11th SWG and 10th D&IWG

The 11th meeting of the Science Working Group and the 10th meeting of the Data and Information Working Group to be held in Lima, Peru from 15-19 October 2012.




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17.04.2012
Korean Ratification

Korea deposited it's Instrument of Ratification of the Convention on 17 April 2012.




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23.03.2012
Australian Ratification

Australia deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Convention on 23 March 2012.

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09.11.2011
3rd Session of the Preparatory Conference

Registrations are now open for the 3rd session of the Preparatory Conference to be held in Santiago, Chile from 30 January to 3 February 2012.
You can register using the link at the top left of the home page.

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28.10.2011
European Union Approval

On 18 October 2011, the European Union deposited an instrument of Approval with the Depositary.


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23.08.2011
Australian BFIA

Australia has undertaken a Bottom Fishing Impact Assessment to determine whether bottom fishing activiities would have a significant adverse impact on vulnerable marine ecosystems. The assessment will be available for public comment. for 30 days from 24 August 2011.

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28.07.2011
10th SWG and 9th D&IWG Meeting

The meeting venue and accommodation for the next Scientific and Data and Information Working Group Meetings has been confirmed.

Accommodation information is now available on the 'Information for Delegates' page.

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27.01.2011
The Russian Federation and the Republic of Cuba Sign Convention at Cali Meeting

The Russian Federation and the Republic of Cuba signed the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (the Convention) on 25 and 27 January 2011 respectively, during the Second Session of the Preparatory Conference for the Commission of the SPRFMO in Cali, Colombia.

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16.12.2010
Colombia: Information for Delegates

Additional details regarding recommended accommodation options, and a link to general information about Cali, Colombia have now been posted. These can be found on the Information for Delegates page of the 2nd session of the Preparatory Conference.

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20.08.2010
Status of Convention

On 21 July 2010, the Kingdom of Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands deposited an instrument of approval with the Depositary. The session concluded on 23 July 2010. The European Union signed the Convention on 26 July 2010 and China signed on 19 August 2010.

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19.07.2010
Preparatory Conference

The first session of the Preparatory Conference of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation is currently in progress.

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07.05.2010
Registrations Open for PrepCon 1

The conference venue for the first session of the Preparatory Conference for the establishment of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation has now been confirmed.

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21.04.2010
First session of the Preparatory Conference

The first session of the Preparatory Conference for the establishment of the Commission of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 19 to 23 July 2010.

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20.04.2010
Signature of Convention

New Zealand signed the Convention on 1 February 2010, followed shortly by the Cook Islands who signed on 3 February 2010. Chile signed on 23 February 2010, Colombia on 16 March 2010 and Peru on 20 April 2010.

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14.11.2009
Adoption of the SPRFMO Convention Text

On Saturday the 14 November 2009, the negotiations on the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation were concluded. The convention was adopted unanimously.

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08.09.2009
Register for 8th Meeting

You can now register for the 8th meeting to be held in Auckland, NZ in November 2009. The registration form is located on the 8th meeting page.

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19.08.2009
8th Meeting Accommodation

Information about accommodation at the conference venue (and a reservation link) is now available on the 8th Meeting page under "Information for Delegates". Additional information on alternative accommmodation options and Auckland City has also been posted.

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03.06.2009
Eighth International Meeting

The Eighth International Meeting to discuss the establishment of the proposed South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 8 to 14 November 2009, with the DIWG and SWG meetings to be held the week prior (2 to 6 November 2009).

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14.04.2009
Latest Postings

The fifth (5th) revision of the draft text, plus information about the Plenary, data and science working groups, and the jack mackerel stock assessment workshop and venues have now been posted under the 7th Meeting tab. The draft text can be found on the main 7th Meeting page, and the venue, accommodation and general information about venues and Lima can be found on the 'Information for Delegates' page and links.

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09.03.2009
Website Upgrade

We have just upgraded our website for the Consultations on the Establishment of the proposed South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization. The site has been upgraded to ensure that it remains fully supported and secure.

The new website should contain all the same information as the previous version, where this is still current. However, any links to the old version of the web site in external documents will no longer work.

Please advise the Interim Secretariat if you experience problems with the upgraded site.

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28.08.2007
Interim Secretariat Executive Secretary announced

On 28 August 2007, the Chair of the Consultations announced the appointment of the Executive Secretary of the SPRFMO Interim Secretariat, Dr Robin Allen. The appointment was made according to agreed procedures which all participants were invited to be involved in, and overseen by the Chair of the Consultations. Dr Allen will commence as Executive Secretary based in Wellington, New Zealand in late October.

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06.07.2007
Interim Secretariat Executive Secretary recruitment

Participants at the Third International Consultation on the Establishment of the South Pacific RFMO in Re aca, Chile agreed that pending the establishment of a Secretariat under the Agreement, an Interim Secretariat will be established and hosted by New Zealand. Annex G of the Re aca Meeting Report provides further detail. It is expected the Interim Secretariat will have an initial staff of three. An Interim Secretariat is expected to be operating by September 2007.

Applications are invited for the position of Executive Secretary of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) Interim Secretariat. Applications close on 27 July 2007. Click here to find more information.

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07.05.2007
Third International Meeting

The third international meeting on the establishment of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation took place in Renaca, Chile from 30 April - 4 May 2007.

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09.03.2007
Chair's second draft text distributed

On 9 March 2007 the Chair of the international negotiations distributed a covering letter, a revised draft Agreement text and a reference contents page to participants for consideration at the Re aca meeting.

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15.11.2006
Report of the Second International Meeting

The second international meeting on the establishment of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation took place in Hobart, Australia from 6 - 10 November 2006.

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17.02.2006
Report of the First International Meeting

The first international meeting on the establishment of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation took place in Wellington, New Zealand from 14 17 February 2006.

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14.06.2005
Chile commits to South Pacific Fisheries Management

Chile has committed to join with New Zealand and Australia to lead the development of a regional fisheries management agreement that will help protect high seas biodiversity, Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope announced today.

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13.03.2005
South Pacific Fisheries to be protected

New Zealand and Australia have agreed to commence discussions on the concept of establishing a new regional organisation to safeguard the future of South Pacific fisheries.

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26.11.2004
Australia moves to protect deep ocean habitats

The Australian Government today announced it would take practical steps to reduce the risks from destructive fishing practices in sensitive marine environments.

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SPRFMO-REDPESCA INDNR LAC Memorandum of Understanding
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