Self-assessment of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations: are they on track?

Though Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and their members face conflicting pressures, if they do not take steps now to better manage fish stocks, these resources will continue to decline to the detriment of the ocean’s wellbeing, food security and human health. IUCN believes that all RFMOs should conduct self-assessments this year or next and include a review of how each RFMO accepts scientific advice and incorporates that advice into its conservation and management measures.

Thunus obesus or Bigeye tuna Photo: Photo courtesy of the University of the Azores

 

Work area: 
Marine
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Ocean Governance
Environmental Governance
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