Current status of the Convention
Date of Adoption
20 October 1990
Place of Adoption
Noumea, New Caledonia
Date of Entry into Force
Enters into force for each ratifying State on the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification
Membership (States Eligible to become Party)
Open for signature (subject to ratification) by any State the waters of which are contiguous with or adjacent to the Convention Area
Open for signature (subject to ratification) by any other State invited to sign by the Parties to the Convention
List of Participating States (as at 26/3/2007)
Entry into Force
Information provided by States that have not signed, ratified or acceded to the instrument but have signified their intention to do so.
Further information is available from the Ocean Law Publishing International Fisheries Law and Policy Portal(external link).