The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas 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 relevant publications.
Science underpins the management decisions made by ICCAT.Much of the information available on this site relates to scientific data, reports of scientific meetings and to scientific articles.
This Web site serves as an informal framework for sharing information from tuna Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs). Tuna RFMOs are intergovernmental organizations that carry out data collection, scientific monitoring and management of tuna and tuna-like resources
ICCAT Executive Secretary visit to a tuna trap during GBYP electronic tagging activities