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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].

2023 ICCAT Position Statement (English)

Date Added: October 20, 2023
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Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FAD Management, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Transshipment, Tuna
Language: English
Report Type: Final


ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 28th regular meeting on November 13-20, 2023. The statement covers topics in these categories: compliance processes; tuna stock conservation; fish aggregating device (FAD) management; electronic monitoring and reporting and observer coverage; transshipment regulation; effective management procedures (harvest strategies); bycatch mitigation and shark protections; and capacity. The statement includes ISSF’s top “asks” or requests of ICCAT.

French and Spanish translations of this statement will be available.