|Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region|
|Signed||9 July 1992|
|Location||Honiara, Solomon Islands|
|Effective||20 May 1993|
|Depositary||Government of Niue|
The Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region or Niue Treaty is a multilateral treaty of members of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency to enhance their ability to enforce effectively their fisheries laws, and deter breaches.
Under Article XIII a State which is not a Party to the Forum Fisheries Agency Convention may also accede to the Treaty, if all Parties agree.
Niue Treaty Multilateral Subsidiary Agreement
Bilateral Subsidiary Agreements have been made in the past between individual Niue Treaty signatories in order to give effect to certain Treaty provisions. However, a comprehensive Multilateral Subsidiary Agreement (NTMSA) for strengthening implementation of the Niue Treaty was agreed and finalised for signature in Honiara on 2 November 2012.
The first country to sign the NTMSA was the Republic of Palau on 9 November 2012. The Multilateral Subsidiary Agreement needs 4 instruments of ratifications, acceptance or approval to come into force.
The treaty was signed by (or on behalf of) 17 states/territories; as of 2013, 14 had ratified the treaty:
|Country/Territory||Treaty Signature||Treaty Ratification||Subsidiary Agreement Signature||Subsidiary Agreement Ratification||Comment|
|Australia||9 July 1992||3 March 1993|
|Cook Islands||9 July 1992||3 March 1993||(Signed)||New Zealand|
|Fiji||11 August 1992||5 March 1996|
|Kiribati||11 May 1992||13 October 1994|
|Marshall Islands||9 July 1992||10 January 1995||(Signed)|
|Micronesia, Federated States of||9 July 1992||3 December 1993||(Signed)|
|Nauru||9 July 1992||30 September 1993||(Signed)|
|New Zealand||9 July 1992|
|Niue||9 July 1992||9 March 1993||New Zealand|
|Palau||9 July 1992||3 March 1999||9 November 2012|
|Papua New Guinea||11 May 1993||12 November 1994||(Signed)|
|Samoa||9 July 1992||14 May 1994||(Signed)|
|Solomon Islands||9 July 1992||27 May 1994|
|Tokelau||11 May 1993||New Zealand|
|Tonga||9 July 1992||20 May 1993||(Signed)|
|Tuvalu||9 July 1992||Tuvalu||(Signed)|
|Vanuatu||9 July 1992||10 November 1993||(Signed)|