North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) is a regional fisheries management organization that maintains controls over fishing and fishing-related acts in the North East Atlantic Ocean. NEAFC states that its objective is "to ensure the long-term conservation and optimum utilization of the fishery resources in its Convention Area, providing sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits."[1] The area covered by the NEAFC Convention stretches from the southern tip of Greenland, east to the Barents Sea, and south to Portugal.[2]

NEAFC Regulatory Area

NEAFC was founded in 1980 and established by the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in Northeast Atlantic Fisheries.[3]

It replaced an earlier commission by the same name established by the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Convention of 24 January 1959.

United Kingdom fishing will be regulated by the commission post Brexit.[4]

Contracting PartiesEdit

Co-operating Non-Contracting PartiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission". Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  2. ^ "About North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission". Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in Northeast Atlantic Fisheries (NEAFC Convention)". University of Oslo. Date enacted: 1980-11-18. In force: 1982-03-17
  4. ^ Connelly, Tony (2020-12-07). "Deep divisions in post-Brexit fisheries talks". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "About". NEAFC. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  6. ^ "About". NEAFC. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

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