Resolution 23/02

Regulation Title
Resolution on Management of Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (DFADs) in the IOTC Area of Competence
Description

This Resolution shall apply to Contracting Party and Cooperating Non-Contracting Party (CPC) flag purse seine vessels fishing on DFADs aggregating target tuna species in the IOTC area of competence as well as associated supply or support vessels.

Comment

Entry Into Force

56. With the exception of paragraphs 27 to 30, which shall enter into force immediately after the adoption of this Resolution, this Resolution shall enter into force on 1 January 2024.

59. Resolution 19/02, Procedures on a fish aggregating devices (FADs) management plan, including more detailed specification of catch reporting from FAD sets, and the development of improved FAD designs to reduce the incidence of entanglement of non-target species is superseded by this Resolution.