Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs) are advisory bodies established among countries with mutual fishing interests in a particular area. The objectives and tasks of such intergovernmental fishery bodies can be very diverse, with interests relating to either inland or marine fisheries, or to promoting the development of domestic fisheries. Some RFBs adopt legally binding conservation and management measures for all members and in this manner may regulate fishing within a limited geographic area outside their respective Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). Because these decisions have a legally binding character under international law for all members, the individual fishery bodies are also referred to as regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). These include, for example, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC).