Tuna stocks – policies and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna stocks are maintained The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets once a year to decide on rules and policies that support the management of the tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)....

Catch and harvest – policies and rules

Policies and rules govern how tuna is caught Conservation and management measures (CMMs) describe binding decisions on how the tuna fisheries of the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) are managed. They include rules on how tuna may be caught and how the catch is...

Bycatch – policies and rules

Rules advise how to avoid bycatch, and how to release caught animals The major rules for protecting marine animals while allowing for sustainable harvesting of tuna and other fish are decided by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). It meets...