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Circular 2017/10: "Call for Tenders for a Shark Post-Release Mortality Tagging Study Coordinator", Circular 2017/11: "Letter from Japan: Preferred Dates for Intersessional Meeting to Progress the Draft Bridging CMM for Tropical Tuna" and Circular 2017/12: "Call for Expressions of Interest" are now available on secure section

2017-03-03

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Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) was established by the Convention for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPF Convention) which entered into force on 19 June 2004.  Read more about the commission 

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Survey Design for Major Pacific Shark Tagging Study Developed by Expert Panel

Information generated by satellite tagging of sharks such as this one provide critical information for management © C. Duffy

New Article Published: Bycatch is Troublesome—Deal with It!

Shark with hook in mouth: 8. Sharks are usually unable to bite through wire leaders but have the potential to “self-release” from monofilament leaders under some circumstances.  [Photo credit:  Ter

Notes

  • Vessel type groupings may be filtered by selecting or unselecting vessel type groupings in the legend
  • Type groupings:
    • Longliner = Tuna longliner, Longliner or Freezer Longliner
    • Purse seiner = Tuna purse seiner or Purse seiner
    • Carrier & Bunker = FISH CARRIER or BUNKER
    • Others = HARPOON, Troller, FISHERY RESEARCH VESSEL, FISHING VESSEL NOT SPECIFIED, Multipurpose vessel nei, Handliner, GILLNETTER, Liner nei, Jigging Line, MULTIPURPOSE VESSEL, LIFT NETTER, MOTHERSHIP, SEINER, Trawler-drifter, Stern trawler, TRAWLER or Tuna mothership
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