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Helping Fisheries Managers Better Monitor and Enforce Requirements for Member States

Holly Koehler






Helping Fisheries Managers Better Monitor and Enforce Requirements for Member States

Collaborative Expert Workshops Seek to Strengthen RFMO Compliance Mechanisms
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Holly Koehler

Date: September 10, 2021

What good are regulations if they’re not followed? Why adopt policies without a strong plan to monitor adherence to them?   In an era of greater expectations regarding transparency and accountability, these are the questions stakeholders are increasingly asking of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) —…

Electronic Monitoring in Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries  

Date: February 9, 2021

A new report, “Minimum standards for designing and implementing Electronic Monitoring systems in Indian Ocean tuna fisheries,” co-authored by scientists from ISSF, AZTI-Tecnalia and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), was recently presented to the IOTC Scientific Committee as an important step in accelerating the…

ISSF Statement in Response to IATTC Special Meeting

The action by IATTC at its emergency Commission meeting held on December 22 — a meeting and decision that ISSF and its stakeholders called for earlier this month — keeps crucial “status quo” fishing effort and catch limit provisions and active FAD limits in place for 2021. This decision ensures that the…