Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Mr Feleti P Teo, OBE
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. The Commission supports three subsidiary bodies; the Scientific Committee, Technical and Compliance Committee, and the Northern Committee, that each meet once during each year. The meetings of the subsidiary bodies are followed by a full session of the Commission. The work of the Commission is assisted by a Finance and Administration Committee.
FORUM OBSERVERSHIP: 2011
DATE FOUNDED: 2004
HEADQUARTERS: Kolonia, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia
NO. OF MEMBERS: 26 members, 7 participating territories and 7 cooperating non-members