NEW! 83 Sign onto Joint Appeal to Tuna RFMOs
A diverse, global group of commercial and non-profit organizations is joining the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s call for immediate RFMO action on top priorities for sustainable tuna fisheries — developing harvest strategies as well as strengthening monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) tools, including the management of fish aggregating devices (FADs).
The March 21 outreach letter to four tuna RFMOs was co-signed by a record-high number of nongovernment organizations, tuna processing companies, fleet associations, retailers, and importers and food service operators worldwide. The RFMOs are IATTC (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission), ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas), IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission), and WCPFC (Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission).