IPNLF's newest Member calls upon IOTC

New England Seafood has released a statement ahead of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meetings, calling for a transformation in tuna management

The International Pole & Line Foundation's newest Member, New England Seafood, has released a position statement ahead of the pivotal Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meetings which commence next week in Réunion. 

Momentum has been building for months in the run-up to the meetings which will gather representatives from 32 member states to decide the future for tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean. New England Seafood, a major supplier of fresh and frozen premium sustainable fish and seafood in the UK and one of the country’s largest importers of fresh tuna, encourage members of the IOTC to display courage and leadership in agreeing and adopting the substantial management measures that are so desperately needed; in particular a rebuilding plan for yellowfin and a harvest control rule for skipjack tuna.

For more informaiton on the measures we are keen to see adopted, please see New England Seafood's postion statement and IPNLF's position statement