Recommendation 15-06

Regulation Title
Recommendation by ICCAT on Porbeagle Caught in Association with ICCAT Fisheries

Recommends CPCs:

  •  require vessels to 'promptly release unharmed, to the extent practicable, porbeagle sharks...when brought alive alongside...'
  • collect and submit data (including discards & releases - noting whether dead or alive).
  • encourages research on biological data and identifying areas important for, e.g., pupping, nursery grounds, other important life-history stages.