ISSF_CommitmentsAndMeasures_v2-3_15 1.2   RFMO Participation ISSF recognizes that effective monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing activities within each RFMO is necessary for appropriate management. In some regions, however, vessels flagged to nations that are neither members nor cooperating non-members of the relevant RFMO are fishing for tunas, and thus are falling outside the purview of the RFMO management system.
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Adopted: October 26, 2011
Amended: October 20, 2015
Effective: December 31, 2012
ISSF is committed to working to improve the performance of RFMOs in adopting, and member governments in complying with and enforcing, conservation and management measures and RFMO obligations. Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall conduct transactions only with those vessels that are flagged to a member of the relevant RFMO (or cooperating non-member, if membership is not available under the RFMO Convention), or have applied with the RFMO for such status.