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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
Language: English
report_type: Final


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.