Recap of the 2019 IATTC Annual Meeting
The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) recently concluded its 94th meeting in Bilbao. And while the Commission took some positive steps in line with the science-based “asks” made by ISSF and WWF, overall, little progress was made.
Dr. Gala Moreno, Senior Science Consultant, ISSF, Holly Koehler, Vice President for Policy and Outreach, ISSF, and Pablo Guerrero, Director of Fisheries for WWF-Ecuador detail the misses and some wins from this year’s IATTC meeting.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. Helping global tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF's ultimate objective. In 2019, ISSF celebrated a “Decade of Discovery” as the organization completed its tenth year of scientific research, advocacy and industry engagement. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org, and follow ISSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.