Logo of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
|Formation||21 June 2012|
|10 Contracting Parties|
Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) is an international fisheries agreement between several nations signed in Rome on 7 July 2006 and entered into force on 21 June 2012. The purpose of the agreement is to ensure and promote the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the area through cooperation among the member states.
The agreement area covers the high seas between eastern Africa and Western Australia. SIOFA is adjacent to the convention area of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in the south, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) convention area in the east and the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) convention area to the west.
SIOFA covers fishery resources including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and other sedentary species within the area, though excludes highly migratory species and sedentary species subject to the fishery jurisdiction of coastal States. SIOFA also manages valuable fisheries, including for orange roughy, alfonsino and toothfish.
|The agreement has been ratified by||Signed but not ratified by|
|France (for its Indian Ocean territories)||Mozambique|
|Republic of China (Chinese Taipei)|
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- Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
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