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Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Project Objective: This project aims to achieve sustainable and efficient tuna fisheries and biodiversity conservation in the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), through the systematic application of an ecosystem approach.

The project focuses on three areas:

  • Supporting implementation of sustainable and efficient fisheries management and fishing practices
  • Reducing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing through strengthened and harmonized monitoring, control and surveillance
  • Reducing ecosystem impacts from tuna fishing, including effects on bycatch and associated species


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