Regional Fisheries Management Organisations

    In this section you will find links to the tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) responsible for the sustainable management of target and non-target species in global tuna and billfish fisheries.

    The International Sustainable Seafood Foundation (ISSF) presents a useful overview of each tuna RFMO on their website, accessed here.

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    WCPFC - Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

    The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (WCPFC) is an international fisheries agreement that seeks to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish stocks (i.e. tunas, billfish, marlin) in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Conservation and management measures that are developed under the terms of the Convention apply to these stocks throughout their range, or to specific areas within the Convention Area.