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]ation.org.

2020 IOTC Position Statement

Date Added: October 8, 2020
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RMFOs: IOTC
Tags: Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna
Authors: ISSF
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

ISSF prepared this position statement in October 2020 for consideration at the 24th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place November 2-6, 2020. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation and management; management procedures (harvest strategies); FAD and supply vessel management; monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS); and compliance processes.

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 the statement is available.