To review and analyse matters relevant to bycatch, byproduct and non-target species which are affected by IOTC fisheries for tuna and tuna-like species (i.e. sharks, marine turtles, seabirds, marine mammals and other fishes), as well as the ecosystems in which they operate; and to develop mechanisms which can be used to better integrate ecosystem considerations into the scientific advice provided by the Scientific Committee to the Commission.
Current focus species/groups include:
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|Scientific name||FAO code||Image|
|Blue sharks||Prionace glauca||BSH|
|Oceanic whitetip sharks||Carcharhinus longimanus||OCS|
|Scalloped hammerhead sharks||Sphyrna lewini||SPL|
|Shortfin mako sharks||Isurus oxyrinchus||SMA|
|Silky sharks||Carcharhinus falciformis||FAL|
|Bigeye thresher sharks||Alopias superciliosus||BTH|
|Pelagic thresher sharks||Alopias pelagicus||PTH|
|Flatback turtle||Natator depressus|
|Green turtle||Chelonia mydas|
|Hawksbill turtle||Eretmochelys imbricata|
|Leatherback turtle||Dermochelys coriacea|
|Loggerhead turtle||Caretta caretta|
|Olive ridley turtle||Lepidochelys olivacea|
You can consult the current program of work for the Scientific Committee and its Working Parties, as endorsed by the Scientific Committee at its most recent Session.
Dr. Rui Coelho (EU,Portugal), 1st term ends at the close of the WPEB in 2015.
Dr Reza Shaifar (I.R. Iran), 1st term ends at the close of the WPEB in 2017.
|IOTC-2016-WPEB12-R[E]||Report of the 12th Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch||2016||21/09/2016||
|IOTC-2015-WPEB11-R[E]||Report of the 11th Session of the IOTC Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch||2015||24/09/2015||
|IOTC-2014-WPEB10-R||Report of the 10th Session of the IOTC Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch||2014||07/11/2014||
|IOTC-2013-WPEB09-R||Report of the Ninth Session of the IOTC Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch||2013||29/09/2013||
|IOTC-2012-WPEB08-R[E]||Report of the Eighth Session of the IOTC Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch||2012||31/12/2012||