CTI WPEA OFM Project First Quarter 2011 Update
With respect to tuna fisheries, the WPEA OFM project has been focusing on i) monitoring, data enhancement and fishery assessment, and ii) policy, institutional strengthening and fishery management. For the first, the project continues to establish infrastructures of the integrated fishery monitoring programmes for tuna catch data collection from port sampling, logbooks and observer programmes in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam. Various trainings have been conducted for data/database managers for quality control, total catch estimation and stock assessments.
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention
(WCPFC) is an international fisheries agreement that seeks
to ensure, through effective management, the long-term
conservation and sustainable use of highly migratory fish
stocks (i.e. tunas, billfish, marlin) in the western and central
Pacific Ocean. Conservation and management measures that
are developed under the terms of the Convention apply to these stocks
throughout their range, or to specific areas within the Convention Area.