The Thai Tuna Industry Association supports sustainable use of fishery resources comply with universal principles.
TTIA, full support anti-IUU efforts (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) and encourages of sustainable fisheries and reaffirms that our members have been stringently operating their tuna businesses in a transparent manner along the line of the international principles upheld in UNCLOS 1982, UNSDG 14 (the Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs-Life Below Water), and the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. We have additionally been collaborating with various Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) such as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).
TTIA is supportive of the Royal Ordinance on Fisheries, B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015), Thailand’s Marine Fishery Management Plan (FMP), and the National Marine Fisheries Management Policy, 2015 -2019.
“TTIA’s stance regarding the resolution of IUU issues is based on the following four principles”
- The academic principles and scientific data of which collectively constitute the best set of data to be used in redressing the management of Thailand’s marine resources in accordance with international standards;
- The Legal framework proposed by the UNCLOS 1982, or enshrined in FAO: In this connection, the EU Regulations on IUU fishing is also founded in part on the principles developed in the UNCLOS and FAO regulations;
- The principle of transparency: The resolution of all problems concerned shall be implemented in a transparent manner. All relevant documents must be available for reference and inspection purposes by all stakeholders concerned in IUU issues; and
- Constructive cooperation: This principle serves as the core of the legal corpus of the EU’s IUU regulations, which are based on assistance and cooperation with third countries, Thailand included, in order to redress and enhance various issues with an aim of restoring these countries’ fisheries resources.