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Recent events of note include:-
Adopting the recommended TAC of 17,647t per year for 2021 to 2023 and agreeing the allocation of the TAC to CCSBT Members.
Conducting a full SBT stock assessment.
That according to the 2020 stock assessment, the SBT spawning stock size is estimated to be at 20% of the initial Total Reproductive Output (TRO), which is approximately equal to the CCSBT’s interim rebuilding target of 20% of initial TRO.
New and updated Resolutions, policies and documents in relation to the:
- Resolution to Align CCSBT’s Ecologically Related Species measures with those of other tuna RFMOs, to include changes to relevant measures of WCPFC;
- Guideline on principles for action and steps to be taken in relation to extraordinary circumstances, to ensure as far as practical, that extraordinary circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic do not undermine the CCSBT’s conservation and management measures, and that all Members understand how to respond to the Commission’s expectations if extraordinary circumstances arise;
- Requirements for the 2021 Scientific Data Exchange; and
- Editorial revisions, including clarifications, to the template for the Annual Report to the Compliance Committee and the Extended Commission.
REWARDS - CCSBT tagging program
A REWARD will be provided for each SBT tag returned to the CCSBT. Two tags have been placed in most SBT. A reward will be provided for each of these tags, so please return both tags if they are present. For more information, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.