Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)

Commission des thons de l'océan Indien

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History

25 Nov 1993, Rome (Italy), on acceptance of a draft agreement presented at Conference of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), following: recommendations, 1989, Rome, of a technical conference; opening for signature, 19 June 1991, of Convention establishing Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization; proposal at Diplomatic Conference, June 1992. Agreement came into force on acceptance by 10 states, 27 Mar 1996. Established under Article XIV of the FAO constitutions, establishment having been assisted in particular by Tuna Fisheries Development and Management in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific off Southeast Asia (IPTP). First session: 21-24 Mar 1997.

Aims

Manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas by promoting cooperation among Members with a view to ensuring, through appropriate management, conservation and optimum utilization of stocks covered by the Agreement and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory. Management of treaties and agreements: Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, 1992 (Helsinki Convention, 1992).

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Languages

English, French.

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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fish, Reptiles
    • Fish
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

E2029

Last News Received

26. Sep 2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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