International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
Report for biennial period, 2012-13
Part II (2013) Vol. 1
Madrid, Spain 2014
Proceedings of the 23rd Regular Meeting of the Commission
The Chairman of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas presents his compliments to the contracting parties of the International Convention for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Signed in Rio de Janeiro, May 14, 1966), as well as to the Delegates and Advisers that represent said Contracting Parties, and has the honor to transmit to them the " Report for the Biennial Period, 2012-2013, Part II (2013)", which describes the activities of the Commission during the second half of said biennial period.
This issue of the Biennial Report contains the Report of the 23rd Regular Meeting of the Commission (Cape Town, South Africa, November 18-25, 2013) and the reports of all the meetings of the Panels, Standing Committees and Sub-Committees, as well as some of the Working Groups. It also includes a summary of the activities of the Secretariat and the Annual Reports of the Contracting Parties of the Commission and Observers, relative to their activities in tuna-like fisheries in the Convention area.
The Report is published in four volumes. Volume 1 includes the Proceedings Proceedings of the Commission Meetings and the reports of all the associated meetings (with the exception of the Report of the Standing Committee on research and statistics-SCRS). Volume 2 contains the Report of the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) and its appendices. Volume 3 includes the Annual Reports of the Contracting Parries of the Commission. Volume 4 includes the Secretariatʼs Reports on Statistics and Coordination of Research, the Secretariatʼs Administrative and Financial Reports, and the Secretariatʼs Reports to the ICCAT Conservation and Management Measures Compliance Committee (COC), and to the permanent Working Group for the Improvement of ICCAT Statistics and Conservation Measures (PWG). Volumes 3 and 4 of the Biennial Report are only published in electronic format.
This Report has been prepared, approved and distributed in accordance with Article III, paragraph 9, and Article IV, paragraph 2-d, of the Convention, and Rule 15 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission. The Report is available in the three official languages of the Commission: English, French and Spanish.
Table of Contents
Annex 1 Agenda
Annex 2 List of Participants
Annex 3 Opening Addresses and Statements to the Plenary Sessions
Annex 4 Reports of Inter-Sessional Meeting
Annex 5 Recommendations Adopted by ICCAT 2013
Annex 6 Resolution Adopted by ICCAT in 2013
Annex 7 Other Decisions Adopted by ICCAT in 2013
Annex 8 Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Administration (Stacfad)
Annex 9 Meetings of Panels 1 to 4
Annex 10 Report of the Meeting of the Conservation and Management Measures Compliance Committee (COC)
Annex 11 Report of the Meeting of the Permanent Working Group for the Improvement of ICCAT Statistics and Conservation Measures (PWG)
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