ISSF Praises Progress at ICCAT Prior to 2016 Meeting; Calls for More Monitoring of FADs
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] November 10, 2016
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released comments related to the upcoming ICCAT meeting to be held in Vilamoura, Portugal the week of November 14th.
“North and south Atlantic albacore stocks are no longer being overfished, and yellowfin stocks in the region are also showing signs of a strong recovery. ISSF applauds the efforts of ICCAT to improve these stocks and holds ICCAT up as an example of what can be accomplished through sound management,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson.
“There are still significant steps to be taken in the region regarding harvest control rules and to address issues such illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and gaps in observer coverage. ISSF will continue to advocate for these priorities aggressively to ensure the long-term viability of tuna fisheries in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.”
Consistent with ISSF’s long-time backing of harvest strategies as essential to modern fisheries management, the Foundation urges ICCAT to continue the progress
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