The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the management and conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.
The organization was established in 1969, at a conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and operates in English, French and Spanish.
About 30 species are of direct concern to ICCAT: Atlantic bluefin, skipjack, yellowfin, albacore and bigeye tuna; swordfish; billfishes such as white marlin, blue marlin, sailfish and spearfish; mackerels such as spotted Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) and king mackerel; and, small tunas like black skipjack, frigate tuna, and Atlantic bonito.
Over 400 fisheries participate now in MSC program United Kingdom
The Marine Stewardship Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing a special edition of its Annual Report, showing that more than 400 fisheries, landing 14 per cent of global marine catch by volume, are now engaged in its program.
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