2017 ICCAT Position Statement

Date added October 11, 2017
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Category Position Statements
Tags Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 25th regular meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), which will take place November 14-22, 2017. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; bycatch and sharks; monitoring, control, and surveillance; compliance; and capacity management.

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

The position statement is also available in Spanish and French.