[Atlantic Ocean] South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization

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SEAFO

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regional fisheries management organizations, rfmo, rfmos, fisheries management, fisheries

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SEAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body whose objective is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of all living marine resources in the South East Atlantic Ocean, and to safeguard the environment and marine ecosystems in which the resources occur. Economically important fish species under SEAFO’s purview include sedentary, discrete, and straddling species such as alfonsino, orange roughy, oreo dories, armorhead, sharks, deepwater hake and red crab. The United States has signed but not ratified the Convention because there is no U.S. fishing activity in the Convention Area at present.

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[Atlantic Ocean] South East Atlantic Fisheries Organization

SEAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body whose objective is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of all living marine resources in the South East Atlantic Ocean, and to safeguard the environment and marine ecosystems in which the resources occur. Economically important fish species under SEAFO’s purview include sedentary, discrete, and straddling species such as alfonsino, orange roughy, oreo dories, armorhead, sharks, deepwater hake and red crab. The United States has signed but not ratified the Convention because there is no U.S. fishing activity in the Convention Area at present.