2019 IOTC Position Statement

Date Added:April 11, 2019
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Tags:Advocacy, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Strategies, IMO, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement in March 2019 for consideration at the 23rd session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place June 17-21, 2019. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); supply and tender vesselsharvest strategiesbycatch and sharks; monitoring, control, and surveillance; compliance; and capacity management.

The statement also includes ISSF’s top “asks” or requests of IOTC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.

French translation of this statement is available.