International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean
The International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean is an intergovernmental body dedicated to advancing fishery science of the North Pacific tuna and tuna-like fishes through cooperation and collaboration.
*Current ISC Members*
- Chinese Taipei
- Republic of Korea
- People's Republic of China
- The United States of America
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
- Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
- Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC)
- Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
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ISC16 Plenary13-18 July 2016 Sapporo, Japan
2nd ISC Sponsored MSE Workshop24-25 May 2016 Yokohama, Japan
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Update of fisheries statisticsAnnual retained catches until 2015 are now available.
ISC15 Plenary Report15-20 July 2015 Kona, Hawaii, USA
ISC Management Strategy Evaluation WorkshopThe ISC Management Strategy Evaluation Workshop, held in Yokohama, Japan from 16-17 April 2015, was well attended. The purpose of the workshop was to review the objective, benefits, and requirements to implement an MSE, as well as recent progress made by tuna RFMOs towards adopting and implementing the MSE process. Discussions were aimed at defining the roles of managers, stakeholders and scientists in the MSE process, particularly as they relate to facilitating the completion of MSEs in the ISC. In attendance were 71 participants, including fishery managers, stakeholders and scientists. While the presentations were well received and informative, there was general agreement that regular workshops on MSE would be beneficial. To stimulate continued dialogue, all presentations from the workshop are provided below.