BLOG: An Appeal for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries
Improvements to tuna measures, including harvest control rules, and more progress on FAD science are a must at this year’s IATTC meeting
As we prepare for the 2017 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting in Mexico City next month, a new blog by ISSF science consultant Gala Moreno, Ph.D., calls for responsible and productive action in managing all aspects of the region’s fisheries. Dr. Moreno specifically calls for progress on:
- Conservation measures for tuna, including HCRs;
- Science-based FAD management measures; and
- Addressing the persistent lack of fundamental fisheries data.
Fishing nations and coastal states alike benefit from Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna fisheries — they have the responsibility to cooperate and the duty to take action. We hope you will join in our efforts to urge the actions laid out in our blog and position statement.
We will continue to work cooperatively with all IATTC delegations to achieve positive results for the tunas and ecosystems of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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. To learn more, visit https://iss-foundation.org/.