Vanuatu becomes a Full Member of NPFC

    The Republic of Vanuatu became a full member of the NPFC on 11 June 2017.

    The Republic of Korea, the Depositary of the Convention, notified the NPFC Secretariat that Vanuatu had deposited its instrument of ratification of the NPFC Convention on 12 May 2017 and consequently the Convention would become effective for Vanuatu as of 11 June 2017 in accordance with the Paragraph 3 of Article 25 of the Convention.

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