RFMO

AcronymDefinition
RFMORegional Fisheries Management Organisations (New Zealand)
RFMORegional Fire Management Officer (US NPS)
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its assessment of scientific information to RFMO scientific committee
(75.) The Pew Env't Grp., Preliminary Findings from a Gap Analysis: A Comparison of RFMO Port State Measures with the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (2010) http://www.pewenvironment.org/ uploadedFiles/PEG/Publications/Report/Preliminary%20Findings%20from%20a%20 Gap%20Analysis.pdf (characterizing PSMA regulations as standard for all RFMO regulations).
Several RFMO's have adopted measures to reduce sea turtle bycatch with support from the United States.
A Sustainable Tuna Roundtable in Brussels that wasn't part of the European Seafood Exposition, although it took place in the same city at the same time, focused on the need for substantial improvements to regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) to ensure global sustainability of commercial tuna fisheries, including the health of tuna stocks and the ecosystem effects of tuna fisheries (e.g., bycatch of sensitive species and of juvenile and undersized tuna).
Even where an FOC State is a party to international treaties or a member of an RFMO, such States may be reluctant to implement any of its obligations.
An Independent Panel on RFMOs, established as a result of the recommendation of the High Seas Task Force and hosted by Chatham House, has issued a report on Recommended Best Practices for RFMOs which promises to provide guidance for RFMO reforms in such areas as conservation and management measures, allocation criteria, compliance and enforcement, decision-making practice, settlement of disputes and transparency.
The Commission explains that this is because scientific advice on certain stocks is not available yet or because certain catch limits and other recommendations by regional fisheries management organisations (South Pacific RFMO, Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, NEAFC, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) will be adopted between October 2011 and July 2012, at these organisations' annual meetings.
Catch levels are negotiated freely by the parties, taking into consideration stock assessments and management proposals issued by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) for tuna, billfish, and oceanic sharks in the Atlantic.