2017 IOTC Position Statement

Date added April 25, 2017
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Category Position Statements
Tags Advocacy, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 21st session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place May 22-26, 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 IOTC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.

A French translation of this statement is available.