Contracting Parties

The Commission may be joined by any government that is a member of the United Nations (UN), any specialized UN agency, or any inter-governmental economic integration organization constituted by States that have transferred to it competence over the matters governed by the ICCAT Convention. Instruments of ratification, approval, or adherence may be deposited with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and membership is effective on the date of such deposit. Currently, there are 49 contracting parties.

UNITED STATES 18 V 1967
JAPAN 24 VIII 1967
SOUTH AFRICA 7 X 1967
GHANA 17 IV 1968
CANADA 20 VIII 1968
FRANCE (St-Pierre et Miquelon) 7 XI 1968
BRAZIL 1 IV 1969
MAROC 26 IX 1969
KOREA, Rep. of 28 VIII 1970
CÔTE D'IVOIRE 6 XII 1972
ANGOLA 29 VII 1976
RUSSIA 7 I 1977
GABON 19 IX 1977
CAP-VERT 11 X 1979
URUGUAY 16 III 1983
SÃO TOMÉ E PRINCIPE 15 IX 1983
VENEZUELA 17 XI 1983
GUINEA ECUATORIAL 13 V 1987
GUINÉE REP 5 VI 1991
UNITED KINGDOM (O. territories) 10 XI 1995
LIBYA 27 XI 1995
CHINA, People's Rep. of 24 X 1996
EUROPEAN UNION 14 XI 1997
TUNISIE 16 XII 1997
PANAMA 28 XII 1998
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 30 III 1999
NAMIBIA 10 XI 1999
BARBADOS 13 XII 2000
HONDURAS 30 I 2001
ALGÉRIE 16 II 2001
MEXICO 24 V 2002
VANUATU 25 X 2002
ICELAND 30 X 2002
TURKEY 4 VII 2003
PHILIPPINES 9 I 2004
NORWAY 5 III 2004
NICARAGUA 11 III 2004
GUATEMALA 12 XI 2004
SENEGAL 21 XII 2004
BELIZE 19 VII 2005
SYRIA 2 IX 2005
St VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 20 XI 2006
NIGERIA 2 VIII 2007
EGYPT 3 X 2007
ALBANIA 31 III 2008
SIERRA LEONE 13 X 2008
MAURITANIA 4 XII 2008
CURAÇAO 6 II 2014
LIBERIA 14 II 2014


Note 1 : SENEGAL was a member of the Commission from 25-VIII-1971 to 31-XII-1988 and rejoined the Commission on 21-XII-2004. CUBA was a member of the Commission from 15-I-1975 to 31-XII-1991. BENIN was a member of the Commission from 9-I-1978 to 31-XII-1994.
Note 2 : FRANCE (member since 7-XI-1968), SPAIN (member since 21-III-1969), PORTUGAL (member since 3-IX-1969), the U.K. (member since 10-XI-1995) and ITALY (member since 6-VIII-1997) withdrew from the Commission following the access of the European Community on 14-XI-1997. However, FRANCE retains membership as of 24-XII-97 and the UNITED KINGDOM as of 19-I-1998 on behalf of their overseas territories not covered by the Treaty of Rome. CYPRUS (member since 20-III-2003) and MALTA (member since 7-VIII-2003) withdrew from the Commission following the access of the European Community on 1-V-2004. CROATIA (member since 20-X-1997) withdrew from the Commission following the access of the European Community on 1-VII-2013.
Note 3: The European Union succeeded the European Community as of December 1, 2009.

 

Cooperators

ICCAT can also grant the status of Cooperators following the procedures outlined in the 2003 Recommendation by ICCAT on Criteria for Attaining the Status of Cooperating Non-Contracting Party, Entity or Fishing Entity in ICCAT. Currently, this status has been attained by the following:

  • Bolivia
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Suriname
  • El Salvador
 

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