ISSF position statements raise issues and recommendations for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) to consider in their policymaking discussions and decisions.

Our advocacy team prepares and circulates our statements in advance of major tuna RFMO meetings. Some statements are available in several languages, depending on RFMO region. If you would like to request an older version of a statement, write to us at [email protected]org.

2020 ICCAT Position Statement (English)

Date Added: October 28, 2020
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RMFOs: ICCAT
Tags: Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the next International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservationfish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategiesbycatch and sharks; monitoring, control, and surveillance; and compliance.

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

The position statement is also available in Spanish and French.