Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Inaugurates

  • 19th Working Party on Data Collection and Statistics (WPDCS19) of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, from 28th November to 2nd December 2023.
  • Organised by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GoI.
  • At Hotel St. Regis, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Participants include renowned Scientists and Experts in the field of Tuna fisheries from all around the world.
  • Participant countries are Indonesia, France, Spain, other European Union (EU) countries, Seychelles, Tanzania, Iran, Thailand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Oman and India.
  • Many participants from various other countries, IOTC and scientific organizations are attending in Virtual Mode.

About the Market:

  • Tunas and other large pelagic species, such as billfishes, sharks, and rays, hold immense economic significance.
  • Tunas alone contribute an estimated annual trade value of US$41 billion (in 2018).
  • The international scope of these species necessitates collaborative efforts for improved management and conservation, given their susceptibility to overfishing by multinational fisheries.
  • Participant countries are Indonesia, France, Spain, other countries of the European Union (EU), Seychelles, Tanzania, Iran, Thailand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Oman and India.
  • Many participants from various other countries, IOTC and scientific organizations are attending in Virtual Mode.

The Meeting:

  • Scientist: will brainstorm and analyse the existing scientific methods adopted by various countries in data collection, compilation, and reporting to IOTC for resource assessments.
  • They will come with advanced and simplified methods of data collection and statistics in the Indian Ocean Region.
  • The meeting will be followed by the main Scientific Committee meeting of the IOTC to be held at the same venue from 4th – 8th December 2023.
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