The objective of this Convention is to maintain populations of yellow fin and
skipjack tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean to permit maximum sustained catches
year after year.
Adopted on 31 May 1949 in Washington, D.C., the Convention entered in force
on 3 March 1950.
Besides establishing an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, the Convention
set up a Commission to investigate the abundance, biology and ecology of the
tuna, and of fishes used as bait in the tuna fisheries; to collect and analyse
information; to publish such information and make recommendations for joint
action by the parties to maintain tuna stocks.
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