Atlantic Pacific skipjack tuna. Credit: iStock
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas oversees the conservation and management of a variety of Atlantic marine species, including tunas, swordfish, marlin and sharks, and adopts measures to minimize bycatch of turtles and seabirds associated with these fisheries. This responsibility is shared among ICCAT’s 48 members, including the United States.
NOAA Fisheries scientist Clay Porch chaired ICCAT's stock assessment for the Western stock of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Credit: NOAA
An interview with Dr. Clay Porch, the NOAA Fisheries scientist who chaired the assessment for the Western stock of Atlantic bluefin tuna.
The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas was established under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act . The committee comprises individuals representing commercial industries, recreational fishing organizations, environmental groups and academia. Committee members are nominated every 2 years and give advice to U.S. ICCAT commissioners on international issues related to the conservation and management of Atlantic highly migratory species.
The ICCAT advisory committee generally meets twice a year. For more information, contact the committee’s executive secretary: Terra Lederhouse—email@example.com.
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