2016 IOTC Position Statement
|Date added||April 7, 2016|
|Tags||Advocacy, IOTC, RFMOs, Yellowfin Tuna|
Our statement addresses three of the most important issues facing global tuna sustainability: (1) harvest strategies (also known as ‘Management Procedures’, which include Harvest Control Rules and reference points), (2) vessel registries and fleet capacity, and (3) the management of FADs. This statement also addresses challenges specific to the IOTC, including improved compliance with RFMO obligations, elimination of yellowfin, striped marlin and longtail tuna overfishing, requiring sharks be landed with fins-naturally attached, and the need for timely and accurate catch and effort data and data on bycatch.