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Agreement for the Establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna

Published March 27, 1996

The UN Treaties Database states that this agreement’s objective is “to promote international cooperation among its members with a view to ensuring the conservation and optimum utilisation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and encouraging sustainable development of fisheries based on such stocks”. It was established by the  Indian Ocean Tuna Commission  and was approved by the FAO Conference on November 25, 1993. It entered into force on March 27, 1996.


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