2023 WCPFC Position Statement
|Date Added:||October 25, 2023|
|Tags:||Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FAD Management, FADs, Harvest Strategies, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC|
ISSF prepared this position statement for consideration at the 20th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), which will take place December 4-8, 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 also includes ISSF’s top “asks” or requests of WCPFC.