Regional fishery management organizations and large marine ecosystems (2016)
Regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) addressing the management of living marine resources have a long history, beginning in 1811 with the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention followed by the International Pacific Halibut Conventionin 1924. Following the expansion of fisheries after WWII RFMOs proliferated and after the general acceptance of a 200 mile extended jurisdiction in the mid-1970s many more nations became involved. There are approximately 17 RFMOs, (depending on the definition of “management”) of the over 40 marine Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) identified by FAO.
11 Sep 2017 by eve