Interim Measures

 
 

Description of the Interim Measures

In accordance with UNGA Resolution 61/105, which calls on States participating in negotiations to establish a RFMO/A competent to regulate bottom fisheries, by no later than 31 December 2007, to adopt interim measures consistent with paragraph 83 of the same resolution, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States of America have adopted interim measures applying to the North Western Pacific Ocean at the Second Inter-governmental Meeting, and Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and Chinese Taipei have adopted interim measures applying to the North Eastern Pacific Ocean at the Tenth Multilateral Meeting.
The interim measures set out the objectives of the sustainable management of fish stocks and the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems in accordance with the UNGA Resolutions.

  • Northwestern Pacific Ocean

- Main text of interim measures [ PDF ]
- Annex1 (Exploratory Fishery Protocol) [ PDF ]
- Annex2 (Standards Identification of VMEs and Assessment of Impacts on VMEs) [ PDF ]
- Annex3 (SWG Assessment Review Procedures) [ PDF ]
- Annex4 (Format of National Report on Observer Program) [ PDF ]
- Annex5 (Observer Programme Draft Standards) [ PDF ]

  • Northeastern Pacific Ocean

- Main text of interim measures [ PDF ]
- Annex1 (Annex2 of Northwestern Pacific Ocean Interim Measures) [ PDF ]
- Annex2 (Annex3 of Northwestern Pacific Ocean Interim Measures) [ PDF ]
- Annex3 (Annex1 of Northwestern Pacific Ocean Interim Measures) [ PDF ]