IOTC Training workshop in Oman – regional capacity building at work

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A capacity building workshop to support the implementation of the Regional Observer Scheme of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) was organized by the IOTC Secretariat in cooperation with the CMS Secretariat in Muscat from 18-22 October 2015. The workshop provided expert training to support the creation and implementation of observer schemes in Oman, Pakistan and Iran with a specific focus on gillnet fisheries. Given that accidental entanglement in fishing gear is one of the leading threats to Arabian Sea humpback whales and other whale populations in region, this effort represents a significant step toward threat mitigation. Read more about it on the CMS report of the workshop by clicking on the link below.

CMS report on IOTC training workshop in Oman