Niue Treaty

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Niue Treaty
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
Condition 4 ratifications
Signatories 17[1]
Parties 14[1]
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[edit]

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)[2] 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.[3] The Multilateral Subsidiary Agreement needs 4 instruments of ratifications, acceptance or approval to come into force.

Ratifications[edit]

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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Treaties: record details". ECOLEX. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Forum Fisheries Agency. "Niue Treaty Multilateral Subsidiary Agreement". Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Forum FIsheries Agency. "Palau signs Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement". Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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