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U.S. ICCAT Advisory Committee

Bluefin tuna fishing vessel. Photo Credit: Large Pelagics Research Center.

The Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) was established under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA).  The Committee is comprised of individuals representing commercial industries, recreational fishing organizations, environmental groups and academia.  Members of this Committee are nominated every two years and provide advice to the U.S. ICCAT Commissioners on international issues related to the conservation and management of Atlantic highly migratory species.

The ICCAT Advisory Committee generally meets twice a year.  For more information, contact the Committee’s Executive Secretary:  Rachel O’Malley (rachel.o'malley@noaa.gov

ICCAT Advisory Committee Meeting Materials