Reference: Conservation: Sustainable Tuna Fishing Management Database
Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) are responsible for sustainably managing tuna stocks and in that role pass measures to limit fishing effort, reduce bycatch and many more initiatives designed to protect the tuna stock and ocean’s ecosystem. Since 1993 over 200 resolutions have been passed.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has complied and recently published a searchable database of these measures adopted by RFMOs around the world. Categorized by tuna species, bycatch mitigation and monitoring, the database is searchable by the RFMO enacting the measure, the year of enactment, whether the measure is voluntary or binding and the scope of the measure.
Spanning 20 years the database tells an interesting story of the development of conservation measures and awareness of the impact of fisheries. This searchable, easy to use tool will be valuable resource for those wanting to access the measures directly.
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