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3.2 Large-Scale Pelagic Driftnets Prohibition

Initially Adopted

  • May 18, 2010

Gear Type(s)

All Gear Types
This measure also applies to the PVR

Large-scale pelagic driftnets are an unselective method of fishing that results in substantial catches of many non-target species. ISSF supports the Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly 44/225, 45/197 and 46/215 concerning large-scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world’s oceans and seas, including enclosed and semi-enclosed seas.

Therefore, processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall refrain from transactions in tuna caught by large-scale pelagic driftnets, regardless of the geographic area in which the tuna were caught by such driftnets.