Reducing gaps between conservation and fisheries.

Main objectives

  • By 2011 a reduction in turtle by-catch rates in the Eastern Pacific longline fleets resulting from 20% conversion of vessels among the fleets of 9 countries to circle hooks.
  • 50% of all vessels in the region using circle hooks and handling equipment by 2012.
  • Circle hooks and handling equipment are standard & accepted practice in the majority of vessels in the region by 2013
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Eastern Pacific Ocean as defined by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).
© IATTC

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