Convention for Cooperation in the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the North-East Pacific (Antigua Convention)


A UNEP Regional Seas Convention for the North-Eastern Pacific. It sets forth the legal obligations and establishes the cooperative mechanisms necessary for the long term conservation and sustainable use of the highly migratory fish stocks (such as tuna and swordfish) of the Eastern Pacific Ocean that range across extensive areas of the high seas as well as through waters under the fisheries jurisdiction of numerous coastal States. It entered into force in 2010.

Its biodiversity relevance is that it protects migratory fish species which provide living linkages between distant locations, and which are often species that are of high commercial value.

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