Mixed Results for Tuna Conservation, FAD Management and MCS Tools at IOTC

Hundreds of Indian Ocean fisheries experts, decision makers and NGO observers attended the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok recently. We saw the Commission make progress on some of ISSF’s priority “asks,” but waver on many others. Here is our



Transparent Tuna Is Sustainable Tuna

A call for openness in governing one of the world’s largest fishing grounds

20 September 2017 Without participation and transparency, there is no effective governance. And without effective governance from Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), highly migratory tuna resources cannot be managed sustainably. For years, we’ve witnessed a critical governance gap at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries



IATTC and Tuna Conservation: Third Time’s a Charm?

Eastern Pacific fisheries commission makes some progress toward protecting yellowfin and bigeye tuna, but only in the short term.

Seven months ago, we attended what turned out to be the first in a series of IATTC Commission meetings tackling the important issue of effective conservation measures for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. The 2016 stock assessments by IATTC staff indicated that yellowfin and bigeye tuna



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