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Closures of the purse-seine fishery

Temporal closures are marine resource management strategies that are implemented to control fishing effort, to improve spawning potential by protecting adults during spawning season, or to protect juveniles from depletion during times of recruitment.

Year: 2021

Closure year: 2021

Resolution C-20-06 on Tuna Conservation establishes that:

  1. Each purse-seine vessel of over 182 metric tons carrying capacity (IATTC size classes 4, 5 and 6) that fishes for tunas in the EPO shall cease fishing from either (1) 29 July to 8 October 2021; or (2) 9 November 2021 to 19 January 2022.
  2. Each IATTC Member, Cooperating non-Member (CPC) shall ensure that every one of its vessels ceases to fish during one of these two periods.
A list of the vessels subject to these closures, and of the closure period that each one will observe, is available here (deadline for the notification of the closure period: 15 July 2021).

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