2018 IATTC Position Statement

Date added July 12, 2018
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Category Position Statements
Tags Advocacy, Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Sea Birds, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 93rd meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which will take place August 24-30, 2018. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); supply and tender vesselsharvest strategiesbycatch and sharks; monitoring, control, and surveillance; compliance; and capacity management.

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

A Spanish translation of this statement is available.