of International Activities Related to Reduction of Bycatch of Sea Turtles
in Longline Fisheries (.PDF)
This table is not an exhaustive compendium of all global research relative to
sea turtle longline interactions but rather summarizes activities undertaken
by involved NOAA Fisheries staff and partnering research entities.
Western and Central Pacific
Fisheries Commission Adopts Measures to Reduce Bycatch
The first substantive meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
was held in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, December 12-16. The United
States successfully proposed bycatch resolutions for both sea turtles and seabirds.
Marine Living Resources Convention Act
U.S. Adopting International Code of Conduct For Marine Fishing
Tropical Tuna Commission
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
United States National Plan of Action for the conservation and Management of sharks
Final United States National Plan of Action for the Reduction of Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries
Consultation on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing.
Technical Working Group on the Conservation and Management of Sharks
Office of Sustainable Fisheries - International Fisheries Division
Division of International Science and Technology