These “snapshots” identify best practices for sustainable tuna fishing. In detailed tables, they also compare tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) progress in implementing them.

Read our companion “best-practices” technical reports on these topics.

2017 IOTC Position Statement

Date Added: April 25, 2017
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Tags: Advocacy, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna
Language: English


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.