The Commission and its subsidiary bodies annually reviews progress made in implementing each of the recommendations arising from the Performance Review, and the latest updates are included as an appendix to each report of the Commission.
Thus, the Commission agreed that a second Performance Review of the IOTC be undertaken in 2014, with terms of reference to be developed by interested CPCs and circulated for wider agreement via an IOTC Circular.
At its 18th Session in 2014, the Commission endorsed a set of Terms of Reference and criteria to conduct the 2nd Performance Review of the IOTC and agreed on a process to start undertaking the review in 2014. The composition of the Panel will be as follows, with the IOTC Secretariat acting as facilitator of the process:
The report and papers for the 2nd Performance Review may be found on the following pages:
At the 11th Annual Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), held in Grand Baie, Mauritius on 13–18 May 2007, the Commission agreed to undertake a Performance Review of its activities through an evaluation process aimed at identifying weaknesses and gaps in its structure and necessary actions to improve its effectiveness and efficiency in fulfilling its mandate.
The aim was to evaluate if the IOTC, in its current legal and operational structure, fulfils its basic objective and, on the basis of this evaluation, identify any weaknesses and present possible actions to address the issues. It was also to evaluate how up to date the Agreement is in relation to other international fisheries instruments.
Subsequently, at its 13th Session in 2009, the Commission adopted Resolution 09/01 On the performance review follow-up that takes the first steps to progress the recommendations arising from the Report of the Performance Review Panel with the aim of strengthening the effectiveness of the IOTC.