Artículos en la categoría: Blog

New Horizons for Swordfish and Skipjack Tuna Management

May 17, 2024

There’s much to celebrate today in the Indian Ocean. The gavel just dropped on the annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting in Bangkok, and not one but two management procedures (MPs) were adopted! As we had hoped in the preview we posted last week, IOTC members came together to chart a course for the […]

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A Call to Action: Advancing Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Indian Ocean

May 8, 2024

In the world of fisheries management, certain moments stand out as pivotal — opportunities to redefine our approach to ocean stewardship and secure a more sustainable and biodiverse marine environment. The upcoming Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, are poised to be one such moment, with the opportunity to set precedents for […]

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Guest blog: Harvest Strategies and tuna RFMOs – Introducing a New Tool to Track Progress & Encourage Improvement

April 5, 2024

Tuna is an important global business, as well as a critical source of both protein and livelihoods for many around the globe.  Therefore, it is critical that they are effectively and sustainably managed. Five Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) are charged with that responsibility, overseeing tuna fisheries management in their respective regions that collectively cover over […]

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Management procedures offer hope for these small yet important fishes

April 3, 2024

Small pelagic fishes, like sauries, mackerels and sardines, are sought after as important sources of fish oil and food for both humans and domestic animals. They also play a critical role in the well-being of their ecosystems as prey for a variety of species, including commercially important tunas and billfish. These so-called forage fishes also […]

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Guest Blog: The limits of MSC certification in improving harvest strategies                                                                                            

March 28, 2024

Author——————————- Steven Adolf Senior Consultant – Sustainable Fisheries and Ocean ManagementAuthor of “Tuna Wars”✉️ The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the most reliable certification organization when it comes to setting a standard for sustainable fisheries and a sustainable supply chain. But with the recent postponement of a number of announced measures around the new Standard 3.0 […]

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Guest Blog: More harvest strategies for more stocks can help fisheries managers mitigate political pressure and climate change impacts on global tuna fisheries

March 1, 2024

Author——————————- Hilario MuruaSenior Scientist, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)✉️ With 4.8 million tonnes caught annually, tuna are one of the world’s most popular and nutritious seafood species, fundamental to global food security and serving as an economic engine for many coastal communities. It is essential that the regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), charged with overseeing […]

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WCPFC ends year on high note for harvest strategies

December 22, 2023

Author——————————- David GershmanOfficer, International Fisheries✉️ When the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) wrapped up December 8th after a marathon 19-hour final day of negotiations in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, members had made significant progress in the development of harvest strategies for skipjack and albacore tunas. Fisheries for skipjack tuna from […]

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In an up and down year, the Pacific comes out on top for harvest strategy development in 2023

December 18, 2023

2023 began with high expectations for harvest strategies at the tuna-RFMOs. 2022 saw adoption of harvest strategies for 4 tuna stocks, and another four priority stocks were on track for 2023 adoption. At the end of 2022, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adopted a multi-stock harvest strategy for Atlantic bluefin […]

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Guest Blog: Modern Fisheries Management – Including Harvest Strategies – Require Modernized Monitoring Tools

December 4, 2023

Author——————————- Claire van der GeestPrincipal, Seven Seas Consulting✉️ Harvest strategies improve fisheries management by setting the parameters and boundaries for stakeholder engagement in fisheries management from the outset. In the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), harvest strategies are being actively progressed through Conservation and Management Measure 2014-06 to develop and implement a harvest […]

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As COP28 nears, harvest strategies will be essential to making climate change resilient fisheries

November 29, 2023

The sudden closure of the east Bering Sea snow crab fishery for the 2022-2023 season, and now extended for the 2023-2024 season, shocked stakeholders, scientists, and other fisheries experts around the world.  For a fishery once worth $132 million per year and popularized by the reality-tv show Deadliest Catch, the speed, social impact, and potential […]

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