Current status of the Convention
Date of Adoption
24 November 1989
Place of Adoption
Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Entry into Force
17 May 1991
Membership (States Eligible to become Party)
Open for signature (subject to ratification) by:
- any member of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency;
- any State in respect of any Territory situated within the Convention Area for which it is internationally responsible; and
- any Territory situated within the Convention Area which has been authorised to sign the Convention and to assume rights and obligations under it by the Government of any State which is internationally responsible for it
Open for accession by any of the above mentioned.
List of Participating States (as at 01/08/1999)
Entry into Force
|Fed. States of Micronesia||29/11/1989||20/12/1990||17/05/1991|
|United States of America||14/11/1990||28/02/1992||28/02/1992|
Information provided by States that have not signed, ratified or acceded to the instrument but have signified their intention to do so.
On 17 February 1997, the Papua New Guinea Department of the Attorney-General sent a communication to the Government of New Zealand, advising that the requirements of the Convention had been taken account of in the Papua New Guinea Fisheries Act 1994.
Further information is available from the Ocean Law Publishing International Fisheries Law and Policy Portal(external link).