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2023 WCPFC Position Statement

Date Added: October 25, 2023
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Tags: Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FAD Management, FADs, Harvest Strategies, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC
Language: English
Report Type: Final


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.