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Annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea

The U.S. signed the convention on June 16, 1994 in Washington D.C along with the People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Poland, and the Russian Federation. The convention entered into force on December 8, 1995.

Convention Area:  High seas of the Bering Sea beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breath of the territorial sea of the coastal States of the Bering Sea is measured.

Objectives of the Convention:

The objectives of this Convention shall be:

  1. to establish an international regime for conservation, management, and optimum utilization of Pollock resources in the Convention area
  2. to restore and maintain the Pollock resources in the Bering Sea at levels which will permit their maximum sustainable yield;
  3. to restore and maintain the Pollock resources in the Bering Sea at levels which will permit their maximum sustainable yield; and
  4. to provide, if the Parties agree, a forum in which to consider the establishment of necessary conservation and management measures for living marine resources other than Pollock in the Convention Area as may be required in the future.

The first Annual Conference of the Parties was held in Moscow in November 1996.


2021 Central Bering Sea Annual Conference

Documents from the 26th Annual Conference,  November 8 – November 19, 2021 Virtual Conference hosted by Japan

2021 Report of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea

2021 Report of the meeting of the scientific and technical committee

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on November 02, 2022