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]ndation.org.

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.