IGFA's Position Statement at ICCAT

The 19th Special Meeting of the
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas took place in Genoa, Italy on November 10-17.  As usual, Atlantic bluefin tuna were the center of attention, but shark conservation measures and illegal fishing were also topics of discussion.  IGFA submitted a formal position statement that was distributed at the meeting and weighed in on these subjects. Please click here to read IGFA’s position statement. It reiterated the need for better billfish conservation measures and emphasized the importance of recreational fishing.