ISSF convenes a diverse group of stakeholders — NGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna processors and more — to make sustainability recommendations to tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).

Here are recent advocacy letters that have resulted from that collaborative work.

2020 WCPFC Position Statement

Date Added: October 28, 2020
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RMFOs: WCPFC
Tags: Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna
Language: English
report_type: Final

Description

ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 17th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which will take place December 8-15, 2020. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; monitoring, control, and surveillance; and compliance.

The statement also includes ISSF’s top “asks” or requests of WCPFC, along with a list of ISSF’s global priorities for all RFMOs.