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Selected Resolutions, Recommendations, Decisions concerning Marine Turtles (particularly in relation to by-catch mitigation).

Title Number Year PDF 
 IOSEA Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding
Resolution to Establish the IOSEA Network of Sites of Importance for Marine Turtles in the Indian Ocean – South-East Asia Region + Guidance  - 2012
Resolution to Promote the Use of Marine Turtle Bycatch Reduction Measures by IOSEA ‎Signatory States - 2008
Urging the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) and its Member States to Address ‎Marine Turtle By-Catch Issues within the IOSEA Region 3.1 2005
Policies for Fisheries and Coastal Development Activities in the Indian Ocean and ‎South-east Asia in the Aftermath of ‎the Tsunami of 26 December 2004‎ 3.2 2005
 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Guidelines to Reduce Sea Turtle Mortality in Fishing Operations - 2009
 Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles
Promote sustainable fishing in international waters, especially for the protection of sea turtles CIT-COP5-2011-R7 2011
Adaptation of sea turtle habitats to climate change CIT-COP4-2009-R5 2009
Reduction of the adverse impacts of fisheries on sea turtles COP3/2006/ R-2 2006
 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)    
Resolution to Mitigate the Impact of Tuna Fishing Vessels on Sea ‎Turtles C-07-03 2007  
Resolution on a Three-year Program to Mitigate the Impact of Tuna Fishing on Sea Turtles C-04-07  2004  
Consolidated Resolution on Bycatch (Revised) C-04-05  2004  
Recommendation on sea turtles C-03-10 2003
 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
Recommendation amending recommendation 10-09 on the by-catch of sea turtles in ICCAT fisheries 13-11 2013
Recommendation on the by-catch of sea turtles in ICCAT fisheries 10-09 2010
Resolution on Sea Turtles 03-11 2003  
 Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)   
Resolution on the Conservation of Marine Turtles (effective on 27 August 2012) 12/04 2012
Resolution on Marine Turtles (superseded) 09/06 2009  
Recommendation on Sea Turtles (superseded) 05/08 2005
 Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Resolution to Reduce Sea Turtle Mortality in NAFO Fishing Operations NAFO/FC Doc. 06/7 2006
 South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)
Resolution to Reduce Sea Turtle Mortality in SEAFO Fishing Operations 14/09 2009
 Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)   
Guidelines for the Conservation of Sea Turtles - 2010
Conservation and Management for Sea Turtles  CMM 2008-03 2008
Resolution to Mitigate the Impact of Fishing for Highly Migratory Fish species on Sea Turtles (Replaced by CMM 2008-03) 2005-04 2005

 *With few exceptions, documents pertaining to other organisations link to external websites

** An RFMO management database maintained by ISSF (International Seafood Sustainability Foundation) and last updated March 2014 lists the most recent measures adopted by RFMOs for stock conservation, bycatch mitigation, and monitoring.

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