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Blue whiting - 121,767 of Coastal States TAC in Regulatory Area

submitted by Denmark in respect of the Faroes Islands and Greenland
Posted on 17 November 2023

Blue whiting – International cap in RA

submitted by European Union; Iceland
Posted on 17 November 2023

submitted by Canada, EU and US
notes: Consensus could not be reached on implementation of the MSE this year, especially due to the submission by Canada of new data sets for consideration by the commission shortly before the start of the meeting as well as requests to review allocation tables before setting up the MSE. US, Canada and EU agreed to roll over the previous measure in the interim.
Posted on 20 November 2023

notes: No Recommendation was tabled. The MSE couldn’t be adopted this year, despite the SCRS stating that it supported Management Procedure adoption this year and no CPCs having expressed opposition to moving forward this year in prior meetings.
Posted on 20 November 2023

Resolution by ICCAT on the development of initial conceptual management objectives for Atlantic Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tina and the Eastern Stock of Skipjack
submitted by US
notes: Consensus couldn’t be reached by CPCs. Rejected by the EU, Guatemala and Canada based on issues including feasibility of implementation timeline despite the timeline have been already established in Rec. 15-07.
Posted on 20 November 2023

Resolution to establish a regime of the monitoring and control of the bluefin tuna fishery.
submitted by European Union
rejected by US, Mexico and Japan
Posted on 6 July 2023

This year’s commission meeting was unable to bring an end to several years of stalemate on the issue or to demonstrate ICCAT’s capability of reaching consensus on the sustainable management of the stocks under its remit.
submitted by South Africa, Japan, Brazil, Namibia, Angola, Cabo Verde, Côte D’ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (Rep.), Guinea-bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, São Tomé And Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uruguay and EU
rejected by Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Curacao, Belize, Honduras, followed by many other CPCs.
Posted on 20 November 2023

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

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

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

Request to Russian Federation to withdraw standing objection to NEAFC Convention revision

submitted by Chair
Posted on 17 November 2023