Japan succeeded in convincing the IATTC
members to implement a plan to reduce the catch of bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific by 45% in 2015 and 2016 relative to the levels recorded in 2010-2012.
Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Tuna Purse-Seine Fishery Observer Program from the mid-1970's until 1995, when the program was transferred over to the IATTC
108) These groups believed that not ratifying the Declaration would cause countries to walk out on the La Jolla Agreement, thereby increasing dolphin mortality and destroying the IATTC
Although an issue of concern for the IATTC
, methods to reduce incidental shark catches are only beginning to be explored (Rodriguez-Arriatti, 2011c).
It points out that the US-based IATTC
, comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU), issued a report indicating that 93% of dolphins that have been discovered in the vicinity of tuna catches did not suffer death or serious injury.
It will also argue in the IATTC
for stepping up the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) activity through the adoption by IATTC
members of port state control measures and the tracking and traceability of catches from net to plate.
The University of the Sunshine Coast, SARDI and the Flinders University have been part of the Science advisory committee actively involved in the reproductive and genetic aspects of the project, which is also supported by the IATTC
US law does not accept the weak and unverified IATTC
In addition, through the International Dolphin Conservation Program, the IATTC
is also the only international organization dedicated to reducing incidental mortality of dolphins in a tuna purse-seine fishery.
Tuna: The Council reasserts the willingness of the EU to pursue the sustainable exploitation of species regulated by the IATTC
and to minimise the impact of fishing activities on marine ecosystems, in accordance with the sustainable fishing' objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
program, endorsed by the Bush administration, does not protect dolphins.
, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif.