Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization


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Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

An international organization dedicated to managing and conserving fish resources. It also conducts scientific research to accomplish its mission. It is responsible for most fish in the Northwest Atlantic with the exception of marlins, salmon, shellfish, tuna and whales. Twelve countries are members; it was established in 1979.
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Between 1986 and 1992, distant water fleets fishing in international waters off the Grand Banks removed 16 times the quotas of cod, flounder and redfish permitted by the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization.
vessels returned to their former traditional fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) regulatory area.
Updating the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
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