The United States is a member of the following regional fishery management organizations, which are responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and tuna-like stocks:
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
Within these organizations, the United States promotes the long-term sustainability of fish stocks through science-based management while working to ensure that new measures are fair and equitable to U.S. stakeholders. Some of the most significant challenges include:
Illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.
Bycatch of marine species.
The need for stronger data collection, reporting, and enforcement programs outside U.S. waters.
For information on the status of tuna and swordfish stocks, please visit FishWatch.
For more information on tunas or tuna-like species, please contact Erika Carlsen (email@example.com), NOAA Fisheries, Office of International Affairs.