Ever wondered how countries negotiate the rules on tuna fishing? / by Francisco Blaha

How international decisions between the Pacific Islands and the world’s biggest fishing countries are made? What is the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)? Who are its members and what it has done so far? How the WCPFC seeks to control fishing and illegal fishing?

These questions and more are answered in a set of WCPFC Factsheets produced by the GEF-funded Oceanic Fisheries Management Project. Written for non-governmental organisations and fishing industry association as well as high schools, universities, government department staff, media and others interested in fishing issues, the WCPFC Factsheets are presented with photos, diagrams and easy-to-read explanations of the technical and political decisions made at the WCPFC. They are freely available and downloadable from here