Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean Law and Legal Definition

The Convention for the Conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean (Convention) is a multilateral treaty for the conservation of Salmon in the North Atlantic Ocean. This convention was signed in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1982.

Salmon originating in the rivers of different States intermingle in certain parts of the North Atlantic Ocean, recognizing this fact; the convention aims to promote the conservation, restoration, enhancement and rational management of salmon stocks in the North Atlantic Ocean through international co-operation. The Convention established the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization to effectuate its purpose.