2017 WCPFC Position Statement

Date added October 19, 2017
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Category Position Statements
Tags Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Skipjack, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 14th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which will take place December 3-7, 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 WCPFC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.