[Indian Ocean] Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

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IOTC

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regional fisheries management organizations, rfmo, rfmos, fisheries management, fisheries

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IOTC is a regional fisheries management organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. Its objective is to promote cooperation among its members by ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilization of stocks and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks. IOTC has authority over tuna and tuna-like species, with a main focus on albacore, bigeye, and yellowfin tunas. The United States participates as an observer of this organization.

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[Indian Ocean] Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

IOTC is a regional fisheries management organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. Its objective is to promote cooperation among its members by ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilization of stocks and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks. IOTC has authority over tuna and tuna-like species, with a main focus on albacore, bigeye, and yellowfin tunas. The United States participates as an observer of this organization.