No one organization can achieve tuna fishery sustainability on its own; we must work collectively with those that share our goals and wish to work together to achieve them. ISSF convenes a diverse group of stakeholdersNGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna processors and more — to make recommendations to Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs). Here are some of the most recent advocacy letters that have resulted from that collaborative work.

2020 WCPFC Position Statement

Date Added: October 28, 2020
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RMFOs: WCPFC
Tags: Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna
Language: English
report_type: Final

Description

ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 17th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which will take place December 8-15, 2020. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; monitoring, control, and surveillance; and compliance.

The statement also includes ISSF’s top “asks” or requests of WCPFC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.