Resolution 13/05

Regulation Title
Resolution On The Conservation Of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus)
  • Prohibits vessels from intentionally setting purse seine around whale sharks
  • CPCs using other gears shall report all interactions with whale sharks to the relevant authority of the flag state
  • IOTC SC requested to develop best practice guidelines for safe release and handling of encircled whale sharks
  • Does not apply to artisanal vessels operating in their EEZ
  • CPCs who have national and state legislation for protecting the species are exempt from reporting to IOTC

Amends Resolution 10/02