The tagline of the ICCAT 2022 social media campaign was “It’s time to act, ICCAT.” The imagery in this social media campaign was underpinned by categorising the different stocks in a traffic light system, based on their different stock statuses and what measures the GTA were calling for.
Supporting messages around Port State Measures were also used.
In a month's time, the 23rd special session of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) begins. It's vital that #ICCAT maintain momentum this year, following the positive outcomes for shortfin mako sharks & North Atlantic albacore last year. pic.twitter.com/int1LU3WGS— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) October 14, 2022
What is the GTA calling for at the 23rd session of #ICCAT?— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) October 27, 2022
✅ Continued progression of tuna conservation measures
✅ Management strategy evaluation for all tropical tuna stocks
✅ Integration & coordination of Port State Measures at a national level
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Inaction can be destructive. If ICCAT doesn't act this year to ensure Atlantic tuna fisheries are well-managed, some stocks will be at risk. Therefore, the GTA is calling for ICCAT to support a management strategy evaluation for all tropical tuna stocks. https://t.co/DzTuyZgVzf— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) October 28, 2022
In the upcoming #ICCAT meeting, delegates must keep up the momentum gained last year & seize the opportunity to accelerate tropical tuna conservation measures for Atlantic tunas. #ItsTimeToActICCAT pic.twitter.com/mgvhWF0iJL— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) October 31, 2022
#ICCAT Yellowfin stocks are not overfished, with no overfishing occurring, but the best time to adopt conservation measures is when stocks are 'in the green'. This year, ICCAT must resume progress towards developing management measures for yellowfin. #ResumeYellowfin pic.twitter.com/gMlb79ST4L— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) November 1, 2022
When a stock's status is unknown, precaution is necessary. Failing to adopt adequate management measures now puts the future of this stock at risk. #ICCAT Skipjack stock levels are uncertain & must be revealed. ICCAT - take action to safeguard skipjack this year. #RevealSkipjack pic.twitter.com/EcDDy5axGO— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) November 3, 2022
Overfished stocks demand urgent attention. During last year's #ICCAT meeting, the recommendation to rebuild bigeye was rolled over. To rebuild this stock, ICCAT must follow scientific advice & adopt effective tuna conservation measures this year. #RebuildBigeye pic.twitter.com/zDTcM1iB3I— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) November 7, 2022
Adopting the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) was a positive step for #ICCAT. Fisheries inspections are essential to the successful operation of Port State Measures, therefore GTA is urging ICCAT to outline standards for inspector functions & reports at this year's meeting. pic.twitter.com/LhhOKgMwLb— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) November 9, 2022
Our recent #ICCAT roundtable had record attendance, with 22 delegates from 9 countries. GTA partners @asda & @lusamerica_fish had the opportunity to share why transparency & the sustainable management of all tropical tunas are essential for their businesses. #ItsTimeToActICCAT pic.twitter.com/1Npw8Sqn6Z— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) November 11, 2022
There were some significant breakthroughs during this year's #ICCAT meeting, including the implementation of a rebuilding plan for Mediterranean albacore. However, progress fell short with the rolling over of management measures. Read our summary: https://t.co/PybnUnWZ4A pic.twitter.com/7hqZ7DZCk8— GlobalTuna (@GlobalTuna) December 5, 2022