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 ICCAT Position Statement (English)

Date Added: October 15, 2021
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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 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) online 27th annual meeting on November 15-22, 2021. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; bycatch 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 statement also is available in French and Spanish.