The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) just updated its Expert List in August 2020 related to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean. Given their relevant qualifications and experience, PhD Carlos Chávez and PhD Jorge Dresdner were designated to represent Chile on the Review Panel. Thus, when a SPRFMO member presents an objection over any ordering or conservation arrangement, they could be appointed as members of a Panel to review the objection according to the Convention’s 17th article (to see the full list, please click here).
The SPRFMO started with the collaboration of Australia, Chile and New Zealand in 2006, with the goal of promoting the states to cooperate with each other in the conservation and management of living resources under the international law. With the establishment of international meetings, participants ensure a regional management organisation. The objective of the Convention is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources and, in doing so, to safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources occur.
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