Minimal Progress for the Protection of Indian Ocean Tuna Stocks

ISSF Responds to IOTC Annual Meeting Outcomes

At their recently concluded annual meeting, Indian Ocean tuna fisheries managers made minimal overall progress for the long-term protection of the region’s tuna stocks. IOTC agreed on a new measure for yellowfin tuna. And while ISSF is pleased that many IOTC delegations worked together to…

ISSF Statement on IOTC March 2021 Special Session

Indian Ocean Fisheries Managers Fail to Act for the Protection of Yellowfin Tuna Stocks

ISSF and its stakeholders called for immediate action by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) at its Special Session held virtually from March 8-12 to conserve the region’s overfished yellowfin stock.  Regrettably, this IOTC Special Session failed in its one goal — to agree on a…

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…

ISSF Statement: IATTC Fails to Preserve Tuna Conservation and FAD Measures at Annual Meeting  

Last month, ISSF and its partners appealed to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to, at a minimum, act to ensure its current measures on tuna conservation and management do not lapse and stay in place for 2021. ISSF outlined its science-based recommendations to IATTC…