Number of Tuna Transshipments by Year (2014-2021)
|Date Added:||September 14, 2022|
|RMFOs:||IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC|
|Tags:||IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC|
The four tropical-tuna RFMOs — the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) — prohibit purse seiners, and other vessels under certain conditions, from transshipping at sea. But at-sea transshipment overall has increased in recent years.
This infographic, which shows trends in the RFMOs’ reported transshipments from 2014-2021, appears in our Web feature, “At-Sea Transshipments in Tuna Fisheries: Why Oversight Is Essential for Sustainability.”