The social media for our IATTC 2021 campaign focused on the message of ‘A series of setbacks,’ reflecting a number of delayed and extraordinary meetings that took place with little progress made on the primary issue of conservation measures for tropical tunas.
The GTA were solely focused on this one issue given its saliency and urgency.
GTA partners are urging the #IATTC to accelerate the development of precautionary #HarvestStrategies for tropical tunas. This includes:— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) August 2, 2021
- Establishing a Management Strategy Evaluations (MSE) workshop;
- Securing funding to implement the MSE workplan by 2023. pic.twitter.com/QhnxRVuZ1x
The #IATTC must adopt a multi-annual conservation & management measure for #yellowfin & #bigeye tunas that is precautionary & based on scientific advice, which;— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) August 4, 2021
- Effectively limits fishing pressure, &;
- Includes additional measures to monitor & manage the use of #FADs. pic.twitter.com/eNeZ8DlDQi
1/5#IATTC - A series of setbacks: Time after time, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission has failed to reach a consensus on the management of tropical tunas. As we approach the 98th meeting next week, all eyes are on the IATTC; will they get it right this time? pic.twitter.com/51AoNKCHT7— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) August 17, 2021
The priority species for the #IATTC Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) Workshops are #bigeye, #yellowfin & #skipjack tunas - therefore it is vital that all 3 species & their multiple management objectives are considered in the development future management strategies. pic.twitter.com/jFGs4beHCl— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) August 18, 2021
In Dec 2020, the IATTC's failure to meet a consensus resulted in rolling over an old ineffective measure, putting tropical tuna stocks at serious risk of overfishing.— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) August 19, 2021
In 2021 progress has been made on conservation measures but they are still falling short.
Next week is critical. pic.twitter.com/9w6hfJAG1d
Ahead of last week's Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission we asked a simple question: “Will they get it right this time?”— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) September 2, 2021
Certain delegates refused to compromise leaving tropical #tuna in the #EasternPacific managed by an ineffective measure https://t.co/Lzu4kvwv2O pic.twitter.com/e45t4RZRgS