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WWF stand at the European Seafood Expo in Brussels, 27-29 April 2010
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Year 2015

  • 21-23 April: Seafood Expo Global & Seafood Processing Expo  Brussels, Belgium
  • 27 April: 19th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), Busan Rep. Korea
  • 2 May: World Tuna Day
  • 4-6 June: IFE China International Food Exhibition, Beijin, China
  • 29 June -10 July: IATTC - Meeting, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 5-9 September: World Seafood Congress, Grimbsy, UK 
  • 21-23 September: Seafood Expo Southern Europe, Barcelona, Spain
  • 4-6 November: China Fisheries and Seafood Expo, Qingdao, China
  • 21 November: World Fisheries Day
  • 3 - 8 December: WCPFC - 12th regular session of the commission, Bali, Indonesia


 











 

WWF´s tuna work

Meeting "Common Oceans" Project, 24-25 February, Panama

Eastern Pacific Ocean coastal states meet to discuss how to improve tuna management
Representative IATCC members from Eastern Pacific Ocean countries gathered in Panama to discuss sustainable tuna fisheries management with world experts. As it is happening in similar regional fisheries management organisations around the world, IATTC members have started a new process to implement the precautionary approach through the adoption of harvest strategies, which provide a clear pre-agreed decision framework about what actions to take the if stocks are declining or need rebuilding or if fishing mortality is excessive.

The ideas presented during the workshop will assist coastal states representatives to become more familiar with the principles behind harvest strategies,  empowering coastal states representatives to meaningfully engage in the process of development of the strategies for key stocks under IATTC management.
 
The workshop was part of the global project Common Oceans: Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), partially funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and with WWF leading a number of the project outputs. 

More info here. 
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Eastern Pacific Ocean coastal states meet to discuss how to improve tuna management
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Fishing activity, El Hierro, Canary Islands
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WWF Meeting El Hierro, 2-6 February 2015

Learning from local, progressive fisheries communities
WWF´s Smart Fishing Initiative travelled to La Restinga, El Hierro, a small volcanic island off the Western Sahara to develop new sustainable fishing projects. This island has a unique approach in becoming 100% energy self-sufficient, using a combination of wind and hydroelectric power. Local fishermen are determined to protect their fishing resources through planned expansion of marine parks around the island. El Hierro’s outstanding reputation as “green” island with a sustainable energy supply and fishery made the island a perfect choice to learn more about the local community´s fishery management methods and solutions to avoid overfishing. 
 
“As a global conservation organisation, WWF not only relies on, but also benefits from the experience of regional and local partners. Small-scale fisheries in El Hierro could become a global example for successful, responsible and sustainable fisheries management”, said Alfred Schumm, WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative Leader. 
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Alfred Schumm, Leader WWF Smart Fishing Initiative and the Vice President of the local fisheries organisation (Cofradía de los pescadores de La Restinga, El Hierro)
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