2018 IOTC Position Statement

Date added March 12, 2018
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Category Position Statements
Tags Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Strategies, IMO, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Tuna


ISSF prepared this position statement in March 2018 for consideration at the 22nd session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place May 21-25, 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 IOTC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.

French translation of this statement is available.