ISSF_CommitmentsAndMeasures_v3_23 3.2   Large-Scale Pelagic Driftnets Prohibition Large-scale pelagic driftnets are an unselective method of fishing that results in substantial catches of many non-target species. ISSF supports the Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly 44/225, 45/197 and 46/215 concerning large-scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world’s oceans and seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas.
Gear Type: All Adopted: May 18, 2010
Amended: October 20, 2015
Amended: July 27, 2021
Effective: May 18, 2010
Effective: July 27, 2021
Therefore, processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall refrain from transactions in tuna caught by large-scale pelagic driftnets regardless of the geographic area in which the tuna were caught by such driftnets.