ICCAT-ROP & IOTC-ROP *(Capfish)

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission & the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

Capfish has been working in consortium with Marine Resources Assessment Group MRAG (UK) Ltd since 2007. We are responsible for recruiting, training, purchasing gear/equipment and deploying observers on transshipment vessels for Regional Observer Programmes (ROPs) such as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC).


These observers follow a strict sampling protocol to monitor tuna longliners fishing in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Monitoring involves tallying fish transfers from fishing vessel to the carrier vessels as well as many other checks such as longline fishing permitations, declarations and vessel monitoring systems.