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IWC Secretariat discussion document on A Review of Regional Fisheries Management Organization Efforts in Addressing Cetacean Bycatch: Report to the International Whaling Commission (SC/68B/HIM/05)
International Whaling Commission
The IWC Secretariat commissioned a report on the management actions of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) in relation to cetacean bycatch. The report was commissioned to assist the IWC’s Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI) in its understanding of RFMO activities and in its prioritisation of RFMOs to engage with on bycatch management. This document provides the background context for the work and poses some specific questions for the Committee’s consideration on the proposed recommendations to the IWC and on the methodology used.