Artículos en la categoría: Blog

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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Pacific fisheries managers should act to advance management procedures for the world’s largest source of canned tuna

November 27, 2023

Author——————————- David GershmanOfficer, International Fisheries✉️ The western and central Pacific is the world’s largest source of canned tuna. Skipjack tuna and albacore tuna are the two species predominantly caught for the canned tuna market and which are valued at $10 billion. When the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets Dec. 4-8 in Rarotonga, […]

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Missed Opportunities to Advance Harvest Strategies at ICCAT

November 21, 2023

Author——————————- Shana Miller Project Director, International Fisheries Conservation – The Ocean Foundation ✉️ We had high hopes for harvest strategies at the 2023 meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), which just met for 8 days in Cairo, Egypt. Yet, when the gavel dropped yesterday, there was very little progress […]

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Building on last year’s harvest strategies successes, adoption for North Atlantic swordfish and more is on the table for 2023

November 8, 2023

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) made history in 2022 by adopting the first ever multi-stock management procedure (MP) for tuna with Eastern and Western Atlantic bluefin. This MP should be finalized this year by adopting an exceptional circumstances protocol (ECP’s) that would guide management in the case of unforeseen events […]

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Why a harvest strategy matters for markets in the Northeast Atlantic’s ‘mackerel war’

October 30, 2023

Author——————————- Steven AdolfSenior Consultant – Sustainable Fisheries and Ocean ManagementAuthor of “Tuna Wars”✉️ Based on outcomes of recent negotiations on the management of Northeast Atlantic pelagic fish stocks (mackerel, blue whiting and atlanto-scandian herring), the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and associated coastal states must urgently revise how they make decisions, involve stakeholders, and function as […]

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Webinar with representatives from all five tuna-RFMOs highlighted the importance of capacity building and other harvest strategy lessons learned.

October 17, 2023

In April of this year, and FAO announced, “a bold new partnership to promote harvest strategy development and implementation for international tuna fisheries.” This four-year project aims to expand the knowledge base among fishery managers, scientists, industry, and other stakeholders on the benefits of harvest strategies (i.e., management procedures) for sustainable management of international […]

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A path to sustainability emerges for Pacific saury

September 27, 2023

Will the countries catching Pacific saury cooperate to save the fishery?

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Guest Blog: Harvest Strategy for Yellowfin Tuna for the Western and Central Pacific? Projected benefits abound among possible future scenarios

August 23, 2023

This week, as the 19th Scientific Committee (SC) of WCPFC convenes, a new study can help inform the ongoing evaluation of proposed management measures for skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).

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With albacore adoption, IATTC sets up WCPFC to finalize the first trans-Pacific harvest strategy.

August 16, 2023

The sound of the gavel at the Commission’s conclusion ushered in a new era of sustainable fisheries management for the eastern Pacific. IATTC has now joined the club of other tRFMOs that have applied MSE and harvest strategies for their fisheries, and a growing community of RFMOs that are formalizing their focus on climate change.

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