11th Regular Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)Meeting
(Meeting: 1-5 December 2014) The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is responsible for managing all highly migratory fish stocks, including tuna and sharks, in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Although it was established over a decade ago by a convention based on relatively modern principles of fisheries management, the Commission’s management of these stocks continues to be inadequate. The world’s largest tuna fishery has been fished unsustainably, in contradiction to strong scientific and management advice, and fishing capacity continues to grow. Today, 50 more large-scale purse seine vessels are fishing these waters than 10 years ago, and two of the six commercial tuna stocks in the Convention Area are classified as overfished.
The 11th Regular Session and Associated Workshops will be held in Faleata Sports Complex, Apia, Samoa.
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(Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts)