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.
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans Philippines
A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
Toxic puffer species sighting and capture grows in Canarian waters Spain
During July and especially in August, scientists from the Oceanographic Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have received numerous calls on sightings and catches of the species Lagocephalus lagocephalus, a very toxic puffer fish.