The South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body. SEAFOs primary purpose is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of all living marine resources in the South East Atlantic Ocean, and to safeguard the environment and marine ecosystems in which the resources occur.
SEAFO is a regional fisheries management organisation in South East Atlantic Ocean established in line with the provisions of the United Nations Law of the Sea (Article 118) and United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (UNFSA). The objective of its Convention (The Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fisheries Resources in the South East Atlantic Ocean) is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the Convention Area through the effective implementation of the Convention.The Convention Area excludes exclusive economic zones of the coastal states in the region.
Economic important SEAFO fish species in the Convention Area include sedentary / discrete and straddling species such as alfonsino, orange roughy, oreo dories, armourhead, sharks, deepwater hake and red crab.