ENFO Chairman reported that at the last WCPFC meeting, the United
States introduced a draft Conservation Management Measure (CMM)
prohibiting the use of large scale driftnets on the high seas in the
WCPFC Convention Area. The WCPFC adopted the CMM prohibiting the
use of large-scale driftnet on the high seas of the WCPFC Convention
chair suggested NPAFC members, who are also WCPFC members, consider
using WCPFC monitoring guidelines as additional means of boarding
vessels of WCPFC member countries.
The participants were informed that the WCPFC Secretariat was tasked
to begin establishing a cooperative framework with the NPAFC to
exchange information on North Pacific large-scale driftnet fishing
The members of the NPCGF are the same as that of NPAFC plus China,
therefore, the meeting and cooperation are expected to be smooth.