SustainPacFish

Tuna stocks — Policy and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna stocks are maintainedThe Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets once a year to decide on rules and policies that support the management of the tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)....

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Catch and harvest — Policy and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna is caughtConservation and management measures (CMMs) describe binding decisions on how the tuna fisheries of the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) are managed. They include rules on how tuna may be caught and how the catch is...

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Bycatch — Policy and rules

Rules advise how to avoid bycatch, and how to release caught animalsThe major rules for protecting marine animals while allowing for sustainable harvesting of tuna and other fish are decided by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). It meets...

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Economics — Policy and rules

Rules support economic development of Pacific island statesConservation and management measures (CMMs) describe binding decisions agreed on by the members and cooperating non-members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission at their annual meeting....

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Ecosystems and climate — Resources

Resources on ecosystems and climate change in WCPO You can find news stories, popular articles, opinion pieces and blog posts on ecosystems and climate, including the effects of the climate crisis, on the Ecosystems and climate news and views page. Fact sheets The...

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