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AOTTP - Atlantic Ocean Tuna Tagging Programme - Evidence based approach for sustainable management of tuna resources in the Atlantic

Brief me

The overall objective of the ICCAT AOTTP Programme is to contribute to food security and economic growth of the Atlantic coastal states by ensuring sustainable management of tropical tuna resources in the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically it will provide evidence-based scientific advice to developing Atlantic coastal states, and other ICCAT Contracting Parties, for them to adopt appropriate conservation and management measures within the framework of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). These objectives will be realized by improving the estimation - derived from tag-recapture data - of key parameters for stock assessment, i.e. growth, natural mortality, migrations and stock-structure.