USA becomes a Full Member of NPFC

    The United States of America became a full member of the NPFC on 18th February 2017. 

    The Republic of Korea, the Depositary of the Convention, notified the NPFC Secretariat that the USA had deposited its instrument of ratification of the NPFC Convention on 19 January 2017 and consequently the Convention would become effective for the USA as of 18 February 2017 in accordance with the Paragraph 3 of Article 25 of the Convention.

    Congratulations to the USA for taking this important step, which will contribute to ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources in the North Pacific.