Antigua Convention

The Antigua Convention, which was negotiated to strengthen and replace the 1949 Convention establishing the IATTC, entered into force on 27 August 2010.

The Convention is open to the following: (a) the Parties to the 1949 Convention; (b) States not Party to the 1949 Convention with a coastline bordering the Convention  Area; (c) States whose vessels fish for fish  stocks covered by the Convention, following consultation with the Parties; or (d) States that are otherwise invited to join on the basis of a decision by the Parties.

Following is the status of commitments to the Convention by IATTC members:

 

Date of signature

Date of ratification/accession (1)

Belize

.

12 June 2007

Canada

22 December 2004

.03 June 2009

China

03 March 2004

30 October  2009

Colombia

   

Costa Rica

14 November 2003

27 May 2009

Ecuador

14 April 2004

..

El Salvador

13 May 2004

10 March 2005

European Union

13 December 2004

07 June 2006

France

14 November 2003

20 July 2007

Guatemala

06 January 2004

30 September 2009

Japan

 

11 July 2008

Kiribati

 

29 June 2011

Korea

.

13 December 2005

Mexico

14 November 2003

14 January 2005

Nicaragua

21 November 2003

13 December 2006

Panama

.

10 July 2007

Peru

14 November 2003

.

United States

14 November 2003

.

Vanuatu

   

Venezuela

12 May 2004

(1) Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.


In accordance with Article XXVIII of the Convention any fishing entity whose vessels have fished for fish stocks covered by this Convention at any time during the four years preceding the adoption of this Convention may express its firm commitment to abide by the terms of this Convention and comply with any conservation and management measures adopted pursuant thereto, by: (a)
 signing an instrument drafted in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Commission; and/or (b) providing a written communication in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Commission.

 

Date of signature

Written communication of commitment

Chinese Taipei

14 November 2003

17 August 2010


Antigua Convention - text
Antigua Convention - Record of decision 
Report of the Convention Working Group 

Adoption of the Antigua Convention  
Participation of a fishing entity  


Last modified: 10 Feb 2014