Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (abbreviated IATTC) (Sp.: Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical) is an international commission responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and other marine resources in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
On board observer program to assess the status of dolphin populations by providing funding for observers on 100% of the fishing trips in large purse-seine size class 6 vessels. Its goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the tuna stocks in the agreement area, as well as that of the marine resources related to this fishery, taking into consideration the interrelationship among species in the ecosystem, with special emphasis on, inter alia, avoiding, reducing and minimizing bycatch and discards of juvenile tunas and non-target species.
The biology and ecosystem program consists of the investigations of the biology, life history, vital statistics, population structure, and behavior of tunas and billfish.
The data collection and data bank program collects, compiles and analizes all catch statistic and fishing logbook data gathered by the iattc.