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


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List of Participating States  (as at 26/3/2007)

Signature  Date

Ratification  Date

Entry into Force

Canada 24/09/1991 28/08/1998 28/08/1998
Chile 01/11/1991 05/10/1993 05/10/1993

Information provided by States that have not signed, ratified or acceded to the instrument but have signified their intention to do so.

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