20th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee

Agenda Item 6.6.2 Review of Conservation and Management of Sea Turtles (CMM 2018-04)


The Commission at WCPFC20 noted the need to develop best practices and guidelines to minimize the impact of FADs on sea turtles to inform CCMs of potential impacts, including detailed information on fully non-entangling FADs and ideas related to a “FAD WATCH” programme. SC20 will review any additional or new mitigation measures or draft guidelines to minimize the impact of FADs on sea turtles and provide findings and recommendations as appropriate to the Commission.