The FAO Conference at its Twenty-seventh Session (November 1993), through Resolution 15/93, approved the Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas for submission to Governments for acceptance.
Pursuant to Article X.1, the Agreement is open to acceptance by any Member or Associate Member of FAO, and to any non-member State that is a member of the United Nations, or of any of the specialized agencies of the United Nations or of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Acceptance of this Agreement shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the Director-General of FAO.
In accordance with Article XI.1, the Agreement shall enter into force as from the date of receipt by the Director-General of the twenty-fifth instrument of acceptance.
Parties to the Agreement
The following participants deposited their instruments of acceptance on the corresponding date indicated:
Argentina: 24 Jun 1996
Canada: 20 May 1994
European Community: 6 Aug 1996
Georgia: 7 Sep 1994
Madagascar: 26 Oct 1994
Myanmar: 8 Sep 1994
Norway: 28 Dec 1994
St. Kitts & Nevis: 24 Jun 1994
Sweden: 25 Oct 1994
United States of America: 19 Dec 1995