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Geographic Area of Competence of Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) (RFB_ACAP)

ACAP applies to the birds’ complete ranges, that is all the areas of land or water that any albatross or petrel inhabits, stays in temporarily, crosses, or over-flies at any time on its normal migration routes.

Geographic Area of Competence of Asia Pacific Fisheries Commission (APFIC) (RFB_APFIC)

APFIC's area of competence is the Asia-Pacific area, including the Bay of Bengal.

Geographic Area of Competence of Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP-IGO) (RFB_BOBP-IGO)

Exclusive Economic Zones under the jurisdiction of the Member States (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka) and contiguous areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Geographic Area of Competence of Central Asia and Caucasus Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFish) (RFB_CACFISH)

The inland waters and areas within the territorial boundaries of the States of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and of the Caucasus, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey and, with respect to inland fisheries, other waters within the trans-boundary water basins bordering the territories of the States of Central Asia and Caucasus.

Geographic Area of Competence of Lake Chad Basin Commission(CBLT) (RFB_CBLT)

The jurisdiction of the LCBC extends to the Conventional Basin (967 000 sqkm, without Libya) made of three (3) regions in Cameroon, three (3) in Central African Republic, two (2) in Niger and six (6) States in Nigeria, and the entire Chad Republic.

Geographic Area of Competence of Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) (RFB_CCAMLR)

All waters bounded by the Antarctic Continent to the south, and to the north by a line starting at 50°S 50°W; thence due east to 30°E longitude; thence due north to 45°S latitude; thence due east to 80°E longitude; thence due south to 55°S latitude; thence due east to 150°E longitude; thence due south to 60°S latitude; thence due east to 50°W longitude; thence due north to the starting point.

Geographic Area of Competence of Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea (CCBSP) (RFB_CCBSP)

The area of competence of the CCBSP is the high seas area of the Bering Sea beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea of the coastal States of the Bering Sea is measured.

Geographic Area of Competence of Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) (RFB_CCSBT)

The Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna sets no geographic limits of competence; it extends over all national waters and the high seas, where southern bluefin tuna are found.

Geographic Area of Competence of Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) (RFB_CECAF)

The area of theCommittee is defined as all the waters of the Atlantic bounded by a line drawnas follows: from a point on the high water mark on the African coast at CapeSpartel (lat. 35°47’N, long. 5°55’W) following the high water mark along theAfrican coast to a point at Ponta de Moita Seca (lat. 6°07’S, long. 12°16’E)along a rhumb line in a northwesterly direction to a point on 6° south latitudeand 12° east longitude, thence due west along 6° south latitude to 20° westlongitude, thence due north to the Equator, thence due west to 30° westlongitude, thence due north to 5° north longitude, thence due west to 40° westlongitude, thence due north to 36° north longitude, thence due east to 6° westlongitude, thence along a rhumb line in a southeasterly direction to theoriginal point a Cape Spartel.

Geographic Area of Competence of Committee on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA) (RFB_CIFAA)

Inland waters of member countries.

Geographic Area of Competence of Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation Among African States Bordering the Atlantic (COMHAFAT-ATLAFCO) (RFB_COMHAFAT-ATLAFCO)

Beginning at the Namibian-South African boundary at the mouth of the Orange River, thence due west along the 30º South parallel to the meridian 20° West, thence due north along the 20º West meridian to the equator, thence due west along the equator to the meridian 30° West, thence due north along the 30º West meridian to a parallel 5° North, thence due west along the 5º North parallel to the meridian 40° West, thence due north along the 40º West meridian to the 36° North parallel, thence due east to the coast of the African continent at Cape Spartel.

Geographic Area of Competence of Commission for Small-Scale and Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPESAALC) (RFB_COPPESAALC)

Marine coastal and inland waters of member countries.

Geographic Area of Competence of Commission Régionale des Pêches du Golfe de Guinee (COREP) (RFB_COREP)

The Gulf of Guinea and inland waters of parties.

Geographic Area of Competence of Comisión Permanente del Pacifico Sur (CPPS) (RFB_CPPS)

The area of competence of CPPS extends to the territorial seas and EEZs of member countries, including their islands in the Pacific.

Geographic Area of Competence of Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) (RFB_CRFM)

Internal waters, territorial seas, continental shelves and exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of member states. As indicated in objective (b) above, CRFM also has competence over transboundary resources beyond the jurisdiction of its Member States.

Geographic Area of Competence of Joint Technical Commission of the Maritime Front (CTMFM) (RFB_CTMFM)

The Common Fishing Zone extends beyond 12 nautical mile, measured from the corresponding coastal baselines, for duly registered vessels flying their flag. The Zone is determined by two arcs of circumference of a radius of 200 nautical miles, the centres of which are located at Punta del Este (Uruguay) and Punta Rasa del Cabo San Antonio (Argentina).

Geographic Area of Competence of European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) (RFB_EIFAAC)

Covers inland waters of member countries of EIFAAC (see blue shaded areas).

Geographic Area of Competence of Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) (RFB_FCWC)

Territorial seas and exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of member states.

Geographic Area of Competence of Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) (RFB_FFA)

The FFA is an advisory body, providing support to its members for the conservation and management of living marine resources, in particular highly migratory species, within EEZs and the region.

Geographic Area of Competence of General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) (RFB_GFCM)

The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. High seas and National waters.

Geographic Area of Competence of Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) (RFB_IATTC)

The IATTC area of application comprises the area of the Pacific Ocean bounded by the coastlineof North, Central, and South America and by the following lines: the 50°Nparallel from the coast of North America to its intersection with the 150°W meridian; the 150°W meridian to its intersection with the 50°S parallel; and the 50°S parallel to its intersection with the coast of South America.

Geographic Area of Competence of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) (RFB_ICCAT)

All waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including adjacent seas.

Geographic Area of Competence of International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (RFB_ICES)

ICES work is centred on the North Atlantic Ocean as well as the adjacent North Sea and Baltic Sea and is carried out in a collaborative and coordinated manner by the laboratories and institutes of the 20 ICES Member Countries.

Geographic Area of Competence of Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) (RFB_IOTC)

The Indian Ocean (defined for the purpose of the Agreement as being FAO Statistical Areas 51 and 57), and adjacent seas, north of the Antarctic Convergence, insofar as it is necessary to cover such seas for the purpose of conserving and managing stocks that migrate into or out of the Indian Ocean. In 1999, the Commission extended the western boundary of the IOTC statistical area from 30ºE to 20ºE, thus eliminating the gap in between the areas covered by the IOTC and ICCAT.

Geographic Area of Competence of International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) (RFB_IPHC)

The territorial waters and exclusive economic zones off the western coasts of the United States and Canada, including the Bering Sea.

Geographic Area of Competence of International Whaling Commission (IWC) (RFB_IWC)

The area of competence of the IWC is global. The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling also applies to factory ships, land stations, and whale catchers under the jurisdiction of the Contracting Governments and to all waters in which whaling is prosecuted by such factory ships, land stations, and whale catchers.

Geographic Area of Competence of Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission (JointFish) (RFB_JOINTFISH)

Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea.

Geographic Area of Competence of Lake Tanganyika Authority (LTA) (RFB_LTA)

The Lake Tanganyika Basin.

Geographic Area of Competence of Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) (RFB_LVFO)

Lake Victoria.

Geographic Area of Competence of Mekong River Commission (MRC) (RFB_MRC)

The Mekong River Basin.

Geographic Area of Competence of Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) (RFB_NACA)

The inland territories of member states.

Geographic Area of Competence of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) (RFB_NAFO)

The waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, north of 35°00' north latitude and west of a line extending due north from 35°00' north latitude and 42°00' west longitude to 59°00' north latitude, thence due west to 44°00' west longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south of 78°10' north latitude. Within this area, NAFO may only regulate fishing activity beyond Coastal States’ EEZs.

Geographic Area of Competence of North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO) (RFB_NAMMCO)

The North Atlantic Ocean, without any limits or further description set by the Agreement.

Geographic Area of Competence of North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) (RFB_NASCO)

Atlantic Ocean north of 36°N, throughout the species' migratory range.

Geographic Area of Competence of North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) (RFB_NEAFC)

Those parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and their dependent seas which lie north of 36° north latitude and between 42° west longitude and 51° east longitude, but excluding: (i) the Baltic Sea and the Belts lying to the south and east of lines drawn from Hasenøre Head to Gniben Point, from Korshage to Spodsbjerg and from Gilbjerg Head to the Kullen. and (ii) the Mediterranean Sea and its dependent seas as far as the point of intersection of the parallel of 36° latitude and the meridian of 5°36' west longitude. NEAFC’s area of competence also includes the part of the Atlantic Ocean north of 59° north latitude and between 44° west longitude and 42° west longitude.

Geographic Area of Competence of North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) (RFB_NPAFC)

The North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas, north of 33 degrees North Latitude beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

Geographic Area of Competence of North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) (RFB_NPFC)

NPFC has competence over the waters of the high seas area of the North Pacific Ocean, excluding the high seas areas of the Bering Sea and other high seas areas that are surrounded by the exclusive economic zone of a single State. The area of application is bounded to the south by a continuous line beginning at the seaward limit of waters under the jurisdiction of the United States of America around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands at twenty (20) degrees North latitude, then proceeding East and connecting the following coordinates: 20°00'00”N, 180°00'00"E/W; 10°00'00"N, 180°00'00"E/W; 10°00'00"N, 140°00'00"W; 20°00'00"N, 140°00'00"W; and thence East to the seaward limit of waters under the fisheries jurisdiction of Mexico.

Geographic Area of Competence of Latin-American Fisheries Development Organization (OLDEPESCA) (RFB_OLDEPESCA)

The area of competence of OLDEPESCA extends to the national waters, inland waters and EEZs of its Member States.

Geographic Area of Competence of Central America Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA) (RFB_OSPESCA)

The area of competence of OSPESCA extends to the national waters, inland waters and EEZs of its Member States.

Geographic Area of Competence of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Environment Programme (PERSGA) (RFB_PERSGA)

The Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Gulf of Suez, the Suez Canal to its end on the Mediterranean, and the Gulfof Aden as bounded by the following rhumb lines: From Ras Dharbat Ali (lat. 16°39’ N, long. 53°03.5’ E), thence to a point (lat. 16°00’ N, long. 53°25’ E), thence to a point (lat. 12°40’ N, long. 55°00’ E) lying E.N.E. of Socotra Island, thence to Ras Hafun (lat. 10°26’ N, long. 51°25’ E).

Geographic Area of Competence of North Pacific Marine Science Organization(PICES) (RFB_PICES)

The temperate and sub-Arctic region of the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent seas, especially northward from 30 degrees North Latitude. Activities of the Organization, for scientific reasons, may extend farther southward in the North Pacific Ocean.

Geographic Area of Competence of Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) (RFB_PSC)

Transboundary rivers, and salmon-spawning rivers belonging to one Party, where the salmon are subject to capture by the other Party.

Geographic Area of Competence of Red de Acuicultura de las Américas (RFB_RAA)

The inland territories and national waters of member states.

Geographic Area of Competence of Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) (RFB_RECOFI)

The Commission carries out its functions and responsibilities in the region, bounded in the south by the following rhomb lines: from Ras Dhabat Ali in (16° 39’N, 53° 3’30"E) then to a position in (16° 00’N, 53° 25’E) then to a position in (17° 00’N, 56° 30’E) then to a position in (20° 30’N, 60° 00’E) then to Ras Al-Fasteh in (25° 04’N, 61° 25’E).

Geographic Area of Competence of Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) (RFB_SEAFDEC)

SEAFDEC does not have a defined geographical area of competence, as SEAFDEC is technical organization with no management authority.

Geographic Area of Competence of South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) (RFB_SEAFO)

All waters beyond areas of national jurisdiction in the area bounded by a line joining the following points along parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude: Beginning at the outer limit of waters under national jurisdiction at a point 6° South, thence due west along the 6º South parallel to the meridian 10° West, thence due north along the 10º West meridian to the equator, thence due west along the equator to the meridian 20° West, thence due south along the 20º West meridian to a parallel 50° South, thence due east along the 50º South parallel to the meridian 30° East, thence due north along the 30º East meridian to the coast of the African continent.

Geographic Area of Competence of South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) (RFB_SIOFA)

SIOFA's area of competence is bounded by a linejoining the following points along parallels of latitude and meridians oflongitude, excluding waters under national jurisdiction: Commencing at the landfall on the continent of Africaof the parallel of 10° North; from there east along thatparallel to its intersection with the meridian of 65° East; from there southalong that meridian to its intersection with the equator; from there east alongthe equator to its intersection with the meridian of 80° East; from there southalong that meridian to itsintersectionwith the parallel of 20° South; from there east along that parallel to itslandfall on the continent of Australia; from there south and then east alongthe coast of Australia to its intersection with the meridian of 120° East; fromthere south along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel of 55°South; from there west along that parallel to its intersection with the meridianof 80° East; from there north along that meridian to its intersection with theparallel of 45° South; from there west along that parallel to its intersectionwith the meridian of 30° East; from there north along that meridian to itslandfall on the continent of Africa.

Geographic Area of Competence of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) (RFB_SPC)

All the Pacific Island countries and territories which, together with France, USA, New Zealand and Australia, comprise the Member States. These island countries and territories extend from the Northern Mariana Islands in the North West to Pitcairn Islands in the South East.

Geographic Area of Competence of South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) (RFB_SPRFMO)

The waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond areas of national jurisdiction, defined as follows: (a) East of a line extending south along the 120° meridian of east longitude from the outer limit of the national jurisdiction of Australia off the south coast of Western Australia to the intersection with the 55° parallel of south latitude; then due east along the 55° parallel of south latitude to the intersection with the 150° meridian of east longitude; then due south along the 150° meridian of east longitude to the intersection with the 60° parallel of south latitude;(b) North of a line extending east along the 60° parallel of south latitude from the 150° meridian of east longitude to the intersection with the 67° 16’ meridian of west longitude;(c) West of a line extending north along the 67° 16’ meridian of west longitude from the 60° parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the outer limit of the national jurisdiction of Chile then along the outer limits of the national jurisdictions of Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to the intersection with the 2° parallel of north latitude; and (d) South of a line extending west along the 2° parallel of north latitude (but not including the national jurisdiction of Ecuador (Galapagos Islands) to the intersection with the 150° meridian of west longitude; then due north along the 150° meridian of west longitude to its intersection with 10° parallel of north latitude, then west along the 10° parallel of north latitude to its intersection with the outer limits of the national jurisdiction of the Marshall Islands, and then generally south and around the outer limits of the national jurisdictions of Pacific States and territories, New Zealand and Australia until it connects to the commencement of the line described in paragraph (a) above. SPRFMO also has competence in the waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond areas of national jurisdiction bounded by the 10° parallel of north latitude and the 20° parallel of south latitude and by the 135° meridian of east longitude and the 150° meridian of west longitude.

Geographic Area of Competence of Subregional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) (RFB_SRFC)

Members' territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones.

Geographic Area of Competence of Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) (RFB_SWIOFC)

The area of competence of the Commission shall be all waters of the Indian Ocean (including those under the national jurisdiction of Member States), bounded by a line drawn as follows: from a point on the high water mark on the East African coast at latitude 10° 00 N, thence due east along this parallel to the longitude 65°00 E, thence due south along this meridian to the equator, thence due east along this parallel to the longitude 80° 00 E, thence due south along this meridian to a parallel 45° 00 S, thence due west along this parallel to the longitude 30° 00 E, thence due north along this meridian to the coast of the African Continent.

Geographic Area of Competence of Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) (RFB_WCPFC)

All waters of the Pacific Ocean bounded to the south and to the east by a line drawn from the south coast of Australia due south along the 141° meridian of east longitude to its intersection with the 55° parallel of south latitude; thence due east along the 55° parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the 150° meridian of east longitude; thence due south along the 150° meridian of east longitude to its intersection with the 60° parallel of south latitude; thence due east along the 60° parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the 130° meridian of west longitude; thence due north along the 130° meridian of west longitude to its intersection with the 4° parallel of south latitude; thence due west along the 4° parallel of south latitude to its intersection with the 150° meridian of west longitude; thence due north along the 150° meridian of west longitude.

Geographic Area of Competence of Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) (RFB_WECAFC)

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