A regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO), sometimes called regional fisheries organisation (RFO), or regional fishery body (RFB) is a type of international organization that is dedicated to the sustainable management of fishery resources in a particular region of international waters, or of highly migratory species.
RFMOs may focus on certain species of fish (e.g. the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna) or have a wider remit related to living marine resources in general within a region (e.g. the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources). This wide diversity of mandates and areas of application, and also effective implementation of regulations, opens up opportunities to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing vessels.
- International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
- Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
- Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
- North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
- Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
- South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation
- South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
- Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
- Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
- Regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), Retrieved 2012-01-05.
- "FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture - Regional Fishery Bodies (RFB)". www.fao.org. Food and Agriculture Organisation. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
- http://www.tuna-org.org/ List of the five tuna RFMOs, Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- RFMO on the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans Canada General information and map of RFMOs
- RFMO on the Ministry of Fischery New Zealand Information, Problems and possible improvements
- Informal framework for sharing information from tuna RFMOs
- For information on IATTC (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission)