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International Organizations

Tuna Tracking and Verification Program

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International
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IATTC: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

Established by international convention in 1950, the IATTC is responsible for the conservation and management of tunas and other species harvested in the ETP. A Regional Vessel Register is maintained that lists all vessels authorized, by the Parties, to fish in the convention area.

AIDCP: Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program

AIDCP has been ratified or acceded by 13 states, including the U.S. and is applied provisionally by an additional two. Among the objectives of the Agreement are to reduce dolphin mortalities and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the tuna stocks within the Agreement Area. Through the Agreement, an International Tuna Tracking System and the International Dolphin-Safe Certification System have been established.