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

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

23 de agosto de 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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Harvest strategy for Western and Central Pacific skipjack validated by first run of results

14 de agosto de 2023

Pacific fishery managers just received a dose of good news: The management procedure for skipjack tuna – the largest tuna fishery in the world – was run for the first time and works as expected.

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The 2023 SAC meeting is an opportunity to get IATTC ship-shape for harvest strategies now, and those to come

11 de mayo de 2023

Next week, IATTC’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will convene for its 14th annual meeting to discuss and finalize scientific recommendations to the upcoming Commission meeting where measures can be adopted. 

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On World Tuna Day 2023, all eyes are on the Indian Ocean

2 de mayo de 2023

On May 2nd, World Tuna Day celebrates the day in 2016 that governments around the world publicly agreed on the need to manage tuna stocks sustainably, emphasizing the importance of conservation management.

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17 de abril de 2023

The Ocean Foundation just signed a 4-year agreement with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to produce a series of educational and outreach materials on harvest strategies.

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New Kid on the Block: What does the new BBNJ agreement mean for RFMOs and harvest strategies?

6 de abril de 2023

The treaty is a momentous step not only for the future of MPAs, but also for the RFMOs we frequently work with as the entry of a second form of conservation policy in managing marine resources on the High Seas.  So we can’t help but wonder; How will different stakeholders in RFMO fisheries respond to the treaty?  What are the implications for RFMOs and international fisheries at large?  And ultimately, will the BBNJ treaty and RFMOs get along, or might they stand in each other’s way?

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Poor catches of north Pacific saury show the need for a harvest strategy

31 de marzo de 2023

Rebuilding Pacific saury, an important food source in several nations that is overfished and experiencing overfishing, is a priority for the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC)…During its annual meeting last week, it was evident that a full harvest strategy, also called a management procedure, will be essential for NPFC to achieve that goal.

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Who Gets a Slice of the Pie? Harvest Strategy Implementation in the Indian Ocean

16 de marzo de 2023

IOTC has been negotiating allocation arrangements among members since 2011. The Technical Committee on Allocation Criteria (TCAC) is scheduled to meet for the 12th time later this year, with sadly little to show for its more than a decade of work, given how contentious allocation debates can be.

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For 2023 – is there a more impressive word than ‘monumental’?

17 de enero de 2023

Our last blog was titled, “2022 was a monumental year for harvest strategies, 2023 could be even better”.  And I wouldn’t be surprised if it left you wondering how such an amazing year for fisheries could be bested.

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