2016 ICCAT Meeting Combats IUU Fishing, but Fails to Protect Young Bigeye or Yellowfin Tuna or to Rein in FADs
EAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 28, 2016
Countries from around the globe agreed to take more steps to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing at the 20th annual meeting of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) which recently concluded in Vilamoura, Portugal. ICCAT is an inter-governmental fisheries organization responsible for the conservation of tunas and other highly migratory species in the Atlantic Ocean. This year more than 600 delegates representing 51 governments gathered to discuss a number of important measures that advance the sustainable management of these valuable species.
“The U.S. supports actions taken by ICCAT to address IUU fishing, including amending transshipment controls, creating an expert group to design training...
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