Resolution 13/04

Regulation Title
Resolution On The Conservation Of Cetaceans
  • Prohibits vessels from intentionally setting purse seine around a cetaceans
  • Requires vessels to safely release any unintendedly encircled cetaceans (purse seine)
  • CPCs using other gears shall report all interactions with cetaceans to the relevant authority of the flag state
  • IOTC SC requested to develop best practice guidelines for safe release and handling of encircled cetaceans
  • 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