The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
We seek to ensure the sustainable management of the region’s commercial fish species, using the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna as an indicator species.
Most of this is exported to food-secure countries. Climate change and rampant illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing are also taking a toll on stocks. To date, conservation and management measures have failed to avoid the consequences of overfishing.
This will be measured by tracking Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna as a flagship species and monitoring its recovery against a 2022 baseline. Recovery of the species would signal improved regional fisheries governance.
We endorse evidence-based, effective and urgent regional governance of fish stocks by promoting the science and calling for strengthened fisheries governance processes in our engagements with the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).
We support national implementation of sustainable fisheries management.
We engage key tuna retailers in United States and European markets to shift market demand for overfished tuna species.
We work to amplify the voices of coastal states, most of which belong to the Group of 16 countries, at regional fisheries management organization meetings.