Resolutions, Recommendations and other Decisions

In accordance with the Convention, the Commission holds a regular meeting every other year and a special meeting in alternate years. The Commission can, on the basis of scientific evidence provided by SCRS and of other relevant information, adopt Recommendations and Resolutions aimed at maintaining the populations of ICCAT species at levels which will permit maximum sustainable catch. Normally, Recommendations and Resolutions are drafted by already-established auxiliary bodies (such as the 4 species-group Panels, or the Compliance Committee), and are presented to the Commission for adoption.

These Recommendations and Resolutions, both active and historical, can be searched below by different search criteria. The Compendium of management recommendations and resolutions, adopted by ICCAT for the conservation of Atlantic tunas and tuna‐like species, provides a complete set of currently active ICCAT Recommendations and Resolutions.

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1. The determination of whether or not a particular regulation is Active has been made by the Secretariat as a guide only. If in doubt, users should consult all relevant regulations.

2. For ease of use, the Secretariat has classified the regulations into different topics, as follows:


YFT (Yellowfin tuna)
BET (Bigeye tuna)
TRO (Tropical Tunas: Bigeye, Yellowfin and Skipjack)
SWO (Swordfish)
ALB (Albacore)
BFT (Bluefin tuna)
BIL (Billfishes)
BYC (By-catch species)

Monitoring and Compliance:

GEN (General issues)
SANC (Sanctions, trade-related measures)
SDP (Statistical Document Programs) Other
TOR (Terms of Reference)
MISC (Miscellaneous)


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