NAFO Commission Documents

The most important publication by the Commission is the NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures (CEM) that regulate the fisheries in the international waters (outside the coastal 200 miles Exclusive Economic Zone) of the Northwest Atlantic. The CEM are in force for one calendar year and are revised and ammended every year at the Annual Meeting. Since 2004, they contain the NAFO Scheme to Promote Compliance by Non-Contracting Party vessels (Chapter VIII).

The meeting reports of the Commission and its Standing Committees, Standing Committee on Finance and Administration (STACFAD) and the Standing Committee on International Control (STACTIC), are published annually in the NAFO Meeting Proceedings of the Commission. All relevant documents resulting from these meetings are included as annexes in the Meeting Proceedings. Commission Documents are also available below.

NAFO also annually conducts a Compliance Report and information about this is available.

Fishery statistics are maintained by the NAFO Secretariat as electronic databases. Records start as early as 1960.

NAFO Commission Documents are published in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.


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