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Indian Ocean Intergovernmental Organizations

Sri Lanka vessel fishing for tuna along the Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
IOTC Exit is a regional fisheries management organization mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas.  Its objective is to promote cooperation among its members by ensuring, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilization of stocks and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks. IOTC has authority over tuna and tuna-like species, with a main focus on albacore, bigeye, and yellowfin tunas.  Read more about IOTC.

Indian Ocean South East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (IOSEA)
IOSEA Exit is an intergovernmental agreement that aims to protect, conserve, replenish, and recover marine turtles and their habitats of the Indian Ocean and South-East Asian region, working in partnership with other relevant nations and organizations.  Read more about IOSEA.