International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean
The Government of the United States and the Government of Japan announced today the formation of the *Interim Scientific Committee to study the tuna and tuna-like species of the North Pacific Ocean. They announced as well that all countries of the region, and states with vessels fishing in the region could participate as Members of the Committee. They indicated that the Committee would cooperate closely with relevant fisheries and scientific organizations, and other entities with vessels fishing in the region.
Latest Stock Assessments
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Pacific Bluefin Tuna Stock AssessmentISC Pacific Bluefin Tuna Working Group completed a Pacific bluefin tuna stock assessment and presented the results at the December 2012 Intercessional Meeting of the ISC Plenary. The final assessment report is now available.
ISC Peer Review of FunctionThe International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) requires that every 5 years the function of the ISC Committee and subsidiary bodies be reviewed. An independent Peer Review Team (PRT) consisting of three members recently conducted the review and their report is available for distribution.
ISC Statistics Working Group Steering Committee MeetingThe Steering Committee resolved and clarified a suite of issues, concerning database format, structure, codes, and metadata definitions, as well as website architecture. A report of the meeting will be available shortly.