2021 RFMO HS Calendar


Schedule of harvest strategy-related meetings at the RFMOs. Last updated August 23, 2021.

DateMeeting
15-17 FebruaryIOTC Working Party on the Implementation of Conservation and Management Measures (WPICMM)
18-20 FebruaryNPFC 5th Technical and Compliance Committee Meeting
23-25 FebruaryNPFC 6th Annual Session of the Commission
1-5 MarchIOTC Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Task Force
2-5 MarchICCAT Panel 2 Intersessional Northern temperate tunas (albacore and Atlantic bluefin)
8-12 MarchIOTC Special Session of the Commission (tropicals)
9-12 MarchICES Advisory Committee
15-24 MarchICES/IUCN-CEM FEG Workshop on Testing OECM Practices and Strategies (WKTOPS)
22-25 MarchISC North Pacific albacore stakeholder meeting
29-31 MarchICCAT Tropical Tuna MSE
April/May TBDNPFC Chub Mackerel Technical Working Group
5-13 AprilICCAT Bluefin Intersessional (incl. WBFT Data Prep)
26-30 AprilWCPFC bridging measure meeting
5-10 MayICCAT WG Stock Assessment Methods
10-14 MayIOTC Working Party on Tropical Tunas (WPTT) (DP)
17-21 MayICCAT Small Tunas (SMT) Intersessional
31 May -7 JuneICCAT Swordfish inters. (inc. MSE)
4-5 JuneIOTC Technical Committee on Management Procedures (TCMP)
7-11 JuneIOTC Annual Meeting
21-30 JuneICCAT Albacore Intersessional (incl. Med assessment)
1-2 JulyICCAT PA1 Intersessional-Tropical tunas (yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack)
5-9 JulyIOTC Working Party on Neritic Tunas (WPNT)
5-10 JulyICCAT Bluefin MSE Tech. Group
6-8 JulyICCAT PA 4 Intersessional-Other species (sharks, swordfish)
14-19 JulyISC 21 (Plenary Meeting)
27-29 JulyIATTC/WCPFC Pacific Bluefin Tuna Northern Committee Joint Working Group
11-19 AugustWCPFC Scientific Committee meeting
23-27 AugustICES-MSE Training Course
24-30 AugustICES – Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WG WIDE) (stock assessments)
1-3 SeptemberICCAT PA1 Intersessional Tropical tunas (yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack)
1-3 SeptemberICES Working Group on Common Ecosystem Reference Points (WGCERP)
2-9 SeptemberICCAT Bluefin 2nd Intersessional
6-9 SeptemberICES Annual Science Conference
13-16 SeptemberIOTC Working Party on Billfish (WPB)
13-15 September ICCAT 2nd Intersessional Meeting of the Panel 2
13-17 September ICES Advice Drafting Groude for Widely Distributed Stocks (ADG WIDE)
20-25 SeptemberICCAT Standing Committee Research and Statistics (SCRS) Species Groups
27 September – 2 OctoberICCAT SCRS Plenary
5-7 OctoberWCPFC Northern Committee, w/ joint IATTC/NC mtg
18-20 OctoberIOTC Working Party on Methods (WPM)
21-26 OctoberIOTC Working Party on Tropical Tunas (WPTT)
29 November – 7 DecemberWCPFC Annual Meeting
12-NovICCAT Bluefin MSE meeting
15-22 NovemberICCAT Annual Meeting
6-10 DecemberIOTC Scientific Committee (SC 24)
15-18 DecemberNPFC Scientific Committee
TBD DecemberICES Workshop on MSE development (WKMSEDEV)

TweetsOur latest tweets

What will happen if the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission does not adopt #harveststrategies?

Fisheries that support 73% of all @MSCecolabel certified tuna could face suspension. #WCPFC http://ow.ly/W5Z250Gr6dN

"The stocks are in healthy shape, and that’s why it’s important to put in these harvest strategies now when tuna species are not up against the wall and it hasn’t become a crisis" says @MSCecolabel's Bill Holden regarding #WCPFC & WCPO tuna.
https://tinyurl.com/s6ww4zxx

The @MSCecolabel warns:

Adopt harvest strategies at #WCPFC by the 2022 Commission meeting... or MSC-certified WCPO fisheries will face suspension in 2023.

Will decision-makers take note?
https://tinyurl.com/jv5me7jc

Recent News

MSC-certified Western Central Pacific tuna could face suspension risk

October 12, 2021

MSC-certified Western Central Pacific tuna could face suspension risk

Via www.msc.org
MSC warns that WCPO tuna fisheries will lose certification if the development of HS continues to stall

October 12, 2021

MSC warns that WCPO tuna fisheries will lose certification if the development of HS continues to stall

Via harveststrategies.org
European Parliament Members Discuss Future of Fisheries Management

July 1, 2021

European Parliament Members Discuss Future of Fisheries Management

Via globaltunaalliance.com

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