Turkish Navy’s ICCAT Inspections at East Mediterranean

Turkish Navy and Turkish Coastguard ICCAT inspections are continuing at the authorized area of Eastern Mediterranean. According to Turkish Navy officials, 37 fishing vessels have been inspected in June 2019. These efforts are part of the determination of the Turkish Navy to save the Tuna Fish species but also show its existence at authorized waters.

 ICCAT is the abbreviation of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. ICCAT is an inter-governmental fishery organization responsible for the conservation of tunas and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas. ICCAT compiles fishery statistics from its members and from all entities fishing for these species in the Atlantic Ocean, coordinates research, including stock assessment, on behalf of its members, develops scientific-based management advice, provides a mechanism for Contracting Parties to agree on management measures, and produces science underpins the management decisions made by ICCAT.