ICCATInternational Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna
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If the tag is submitted to the ICCAT when the fish is caught by a fisherman, it provides information on where the fish was caught and how much it has grown since it was tagged.
ICCAT governs the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species
alletteratus is a migratory fish (ICCAT, 2006; di Natale et al., 2009), and this species can be originated by populations from the Eastern or Western Mediterranean.
Evidences, such as lack of identified genetic heterogeneity and the time-area distribution of fish and movements of tagged fish, suggest an Atlantic-wide single stock, which is currently the hypothesis accepted by the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
The majority of ICCAT's attention is focused on blue-fin, yellowfin and bigeye tunas and swordfish--species primarily caught and retained for food.
This paper provides estimates of recent total seabird bycatch in the ICCAT Convention Area (the Atlantic Ocean and associated seas from lat.
Any tuna fishing vessel we find off the Libyan coast will be operating illegally, we will cut their nets, free the fish, and document and report their operations to ICCAT and the European Union." Captain Paul Watson, one of the commanders of the operation, said.
With ICCAT's limits having little effect on the animal's decline, environmentalists took their case to the United Nations' Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in hopes of getting an international ban on the harvesting and sale of Atlantic bluefin.
The move comes as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), the body governing tuna fishing, deliberated on bluefin fishing quotas in a meeting in the French capital.
The total bluefin quota for 2010 was set at 13,500 tonnes and Damanaki said last month that to give the giant fish a real chance of recovery, the 2011 quota should be set at around 6,000 tonnes at the Paris meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).