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Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 27, 2017): Harvest Strategies, Non-entangling FADs, and Observer Coverage

Date Added: August 8, 2019
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RMFOs: WCPFC
Tags: Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Longline, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Coverage, Tuna, WCPFC
Language: English
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Report Type: Final

Description

This letter was submitted to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) on November 27, 2017, by ISSF and several other organizations. The letter urges WCPFC to progress the development and adoption of Harvest Strategies, adopt a precautionary conservation measure for tropical tunas, adopt the use of non-entangling FAD designs and increase minimum observer coverage on longline vessels. 
 
The signatories included 26 NGOs and fishing industry organizations.