More than 200 tuna purse seine and longline vessels carry EM systems while operating in both national and international waters of the Indian Ocean. These vessels carry flags of some 23 different nations. Purposes of EM in the region include compliance, bycatch monitoring and labor conditions monitoring. The longline fishery is undergoing a Fisheries Improvement Plan.
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Indian Ocean posts
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission is the first Regional Fisheries Management Organization to Adopt Electronic Monitoring Standards for Multi-Billion Dollar Fisheries
A recent electronic monitoring system pilot in Seychelles is a first in the Indian Ocean region, which accounts for some 20% of the world’s tuna production