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2) Traceability & Data Collection

RFMOs are responsible for tuna conservation and management, with the objective of maintaining populations at levels of abundance that can support the average maximum yield on a sustained basis. But the findings of RFMO scientific bodies depend on the completeness and accuracy of the data available to them. ISSF supports RFMOs in ensuring that their findings and the data underlying them are as accurate as possible.

Similarly, adequate product traceability records are necessary for the enforcement of and compliance with conservation measures, and for the successful elimination of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing.