- management measures for declining tuna stocks particularly for bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna are based on the best scientific evidence taking into consideration the precautionary approach and the principles of EBM;
- we strongly support the draft resolutions on by-catch. Apart from tuna, 3 other species whose populations are being endangered are marine turtles, seabirds and sharks. Draft resolutions have been formulated on mitigation of longline fishing on sea turtles, shark conservation, and the incidental mortality of seabirds in the WCPO region;
- we support the requirements laid out in the WCPF Convention recognizing that it will only be as effective as the members’ collective responsibility to make it work. Tuna is a shared resource and crucial to its sustainability is the recognition that we are managing people.
WWF has also developed a detailed business plan for supporting and tackling the sustainable resource management of tuna fisheries in the Western Central Pacific and is set to increase activities in this area over the coming years.