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  1. Objectives
  2. Area of competence
  3. Species and stocks coverage
  4. Members of the Commission
  5. Further information
Objectives

The objective of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) is to ensure, through appropriate management, the conservation and optimum utilization of the global Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) fishery.

The Commission is responsible for setting a total allowable catch (TAC) and its allocation among the members; takes decisions to support and implement fishery management; and acts as a coordination mechanism for member's activities in relation to the SBT fishery.

Area of competence

The Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna sets no geographic limits of competence; it extends over all national waters and the high seas, where southern bluefin tuna are found.

CCSBT area of competence
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries. Dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
Species and stocks coverageSouthern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii). Members of the Commission

Member: Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, South Africa.

Members of the Extended Commission: Australia, European Union, Fishing Entity of Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, South Africa.

Co-operating Non-Members: Philippines.

Further information

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)

Web site: http://www.ccsbt.org

 
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