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Proposal to consolidate various shark measures and central practices in one resolution
submitted by Various
explanation: Adopted, but with stronger language blocked by China and Japan
Revised on 9 August 2023
13

Ban on directed fishing of chimaeras + new species added

submitted by United Kingdom
Posted on 17 November 2023
13

Review maximum drifting FADs deployment

No later than 2026 review the effectiveness of the limit on the current limit of 350 of FADs deployed and provide advice on the monitoring of activated instrumented buoys.
submitted by PNA and FFA
Posted on 20 December 2023
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Resolution to set minimum requirements for commencement of manual transmission, and to establish the obligation to provide manual reporting every 6 hours.
submitted by EU
Revised on 10 July 2023
14

Expansion of existing bottom fishing area in Barents Sea

submitted by Russian Federation
Posted on 17 November 2023
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notes: This proposal has been tabled at ICCAT for the past 15 years. Despite listing the support of CPCs including US, Belize, France (on behalf of Saint-pierre and Miquelon), Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, South Africa, UK, EU, Canada, Albania, El Salvador, Senegal, Algeria, Guatemala, Honduras, Gabon, Ghana, Norway, Morrocco, Panama, Brazil, Egypt, The Gambia, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and Venezuela, the recommendation was rejected not adopted due to blocking from Japan.
Posted on 20 November 2023
14

Observers on board and data confidentiality

The CCMs are encouraged to provide the data gathered by the observers in such a manner that protects the ownership and confidentiality of the data.
Posted on 20 December 2023
15

Resolution to establish reference points for tropical tunas.
submitted by Ecuador
Revised on 10 July 2023
15

Expansion of existing bottom fishing area in Hatton Bank

submitted by United Kingdom
Posted on 17 November 2023
15

New non-binding protection measures for cetaceans caught in the Convention area in association with ICCAT fisheries, which prohibit these species being retained on board, transhipped, or landed, in whole or in part.
submitted by Korea
notes: Consensus reached as non-binding
Posted on 20 November 2023
15

Research on Bigeye and Yellowfin juvenile catch

CCMs and the Commission are encouraged to conduct and promote research to identify ways for purse seine vessels to minimize the mortality of juvenile bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna, particularly in accordance with any research plans adopted by the Commission.
Posted on 20 December 2023
16

Resolution to increase total number of observers on longline fleet
submitted by Ecuador
rejected by China and Japan
Revised on 11 August 2023
16

Extending number of allowable characters in Annex IX

submitted by Joint Advisory Group on Data Management
Posted on 17 November 2023
16

Capacity management of purse seiner and longliners

New specified vessels constructed or purchased shall replace a previous vessel, have a carrying capacity or well volume no larger than the vessel(s) being replaced, or shall not increase the catch or effort.
submitted by Chair
Posted on 20 December 2023
17

Resolution on the management of South Pacific albacore
submitted by Ecuador
withdrawn under pressure from China
Posted on 11 July 2023
17

Updating Annex VIII of Transition Scheme

submitted by Joint Advisory Group on Data Management
Posted on 17 November 2023
17

Adoption of a resolution to ban the retention of mobulid rays caught in association with ICCAT fisheries. This includes best handling practices for the release and reporting interactions with these species. It also asks SCRS to identify options for future research and data collection to support the conservation of these species.
submitted by UK
notes: Adopted on the basis that it will only enter into force if there is a consensus on the interpretation of the SCRS advice at the 2024 annual meeting of the Commission, as requested by Japan and China.
Posted on 20 November 2023
17

Number of freezing and ice-chilled longliners stable

CCMs shall not increase the number of their freezing and ice-chilled longline vessels targeting bigeye tuna.
Posted on 20 December 2023
18

Resolution to undertake studies on dorado
submitted by Various
Revised on 11 August 2023
18

Vessel position data should be shared, regardless of inspection presence

submitted by European Union; Denmark in respect of the Faroes Islands and Greenland; Iceland; Norway; United Kingdom
Posted on 17 November 2023
18

At sea transhipment monitoring and management

The Commission was unable to agree on a revised measure to improve transshipment management and requested recommendations for further revisions for meeting in 2024, including for observer coverage and electronic monitoring.
submitted by Transhipment Working Group-chair
rejected by Japan and Korea
Posted on 20 December 2023
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