ASCLME Final cruise report: Southern Indian Ocean Seamounts 2009
At present there are two main agreements that exist for the Southern Indian Ocean, the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC; see Fig. 1.1), which was opened in 2004 to promote sustainable utilization of marine living resources. This agreement was signed by Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, Somalia, and Tanzania. SWIOFC is focused on shallow-water fisheries but some states are investigating new fisheries for deep-water species within their EEZs (e.g. Mauritius or Mauritian dependencies on the Nazareth and St Brandon Banks; SWIOFC, 2009).
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