ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries
|Date Added:||April 24, 2019|
|Authors:||Dr. Victor Restrepo, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Fabien Forget, Ana Justel-Rubio|
|Tags:||Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Purse Seine, Rays, science, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna|
|Report Type:||Workshop Report|
This is the report of a workshop held to review ISSF research and advocacy activities on mitigating environmental impacts of tropical tuna purse seine fisheries, with emphasis on bycatch and FADs.
Workshop participants included scientists, NGOs, tuna RFMOs, manufacturers, and purse seine fishing companies.
The workshop on March 12-13, 2019, in Rome was co-sponsored by the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project and focused on six sessions: (1) Bycatch of the tuna purse seine fishery, (2) sharks and rays, (3) small bigeye and yellowfin tuna, (4) FAD structure impacts, (5) FAD management, and, (6) looking ahead: the next 10 years. Presentations for each of these topics were made, followed by discussions.
This report summarizes the main points made during presentations and discussions.
Download a companion PDF of all slide presentations from the workshop.