- Composition of the study group
- Administrator / Assistant in charge: Arturo Íñiguez / Lukáš Ďurech
The purpose of the proposal is to transpose into EU law:
- the control,
- conservation and
- management measures adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC),
to which the European Union (EU) has been a contracting party since 2006.
The IATTC is the regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO) responsible for managing tuna and tuna-like fishery resources in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) set out by the Convention for the strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica (the IATTC Convention).
The EU has an average of three purse-seiners and thirty-some long-liners operating in the IATTC Convention area. The main stocks targeted by the EU fleet are tropical tunas and swordfish.