Review of Philippines’ Tuna Fishery Management Plans

© Juan Vilata

Our client developed a program aiming to achieve the sustainability of Philippines’ tuna artisanal fisheries both at the sub-national and national level, including the full compliance of Philippines’ international obligations as a member country to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). An instrumental component in this process was the availability of adequate tuna management plans at the sub-national and national levels.

We were commissioned by our Client to perform a thorough review of the data informing the plans, and of the plans themselves, ensuring their alignment with the requirements of WCFPC’s Conservation and Management Measures. We were also requested to identify gaps in the information collected and to suggest the necessary adjustments, as well as to provide technical guidance during the process of drafting the tuna management plans.