The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. Its objective is to promote cooperation among its Members with a view to ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilisation of stocks and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks.
The Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission was adopted by the FAO Council at its Hundred and Fifth Session in Rome on 25 November 1993. The Agreement entered into force on the accession of the tenth Member on 27 March 1996. The Financial Regulations were adopted at the First Special Session of IOTC in Rome on 21-24 March 1997 and the Rules of Procedure were adopted at the Second Session held in Victoria on 22-25 September 1997.
The objective of the Commission is to promote cooperation among its Members with a view to ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilisation of stocks covered by this Agreement and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks.
Frozen mackerel, 74% imported from Norway South Korea
In August 2020, frozen mackerel imports amounted to 1,908 tons, down 18 % from 2,336 tons a year earlier.
The cumulative import volume reached 29,304 tons in August, up 4 % from 28,227 tons a ye...
The countdown begins for the shrimp Argentina
The following is an excerpt from an article in Revista Puerto:
There are few open areas for fishing, many concentrated boats and bad weather. Yields have dropped in recent weeks and the seaso...
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