2018 IOTC Position Statement
|Date added||March 12, 2018|
|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 vessels; 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.