Recovering tagged tuna
It is clearly important to recover the tags and their associated metadata. ICCAT AOTTP is doing this by setting up tag recovery and awareness-raising teams in the most important fishing ports around the tropical Atlantic.
ICCAT AOTTP is also collaborating with local fisheries institutions and government.
The teams thus form part of an extensive network for awareness raising and tag recovery activities around the tropical Atlantic.
The tag recovery teams collaborate extensively with all relevant stakeholders, e.g. professional and recreational fishermen, the canning industries, local trade services, and scientific, fisheries management institutions.