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.

2021 IATTC Position Statement

Date Added: July 1, 2021
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RMFOs: IATTC
Tags: Bycatch, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna
Language: English
Report Type: Final

Description

ISSF prepared this position statement in July 2021 for consideration at the 98th session of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which will take place August 23-27, 2021. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FAD) management; harvest strategies; monitoring, control, and surveillance; and bycatch and sharks.

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