The mission of the Secretariat is: To facilitate the processes required to implement the policies and activities of the Commission, whose goal is to achieve the objectives stated in the IOTC Agreement. In essence, these processes include the acquisition, processing and dissemination of information that constitutes the basis for the Commission’s decisions, as well as supporting the actions taken by the Contracting Parties (Members) and Cooperating Non-Contracting Parties to implement effectively those decisions.
The Secretariat is divided into sections composed of staff with similar specialised skills. In order to provide support to the scientific activities of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies, there is close cooperation between the Sections in the production of datasets and analyses that will assist the Scientific Committee and its Working Parties to formulate its advice to the Commission. Similarly, the Data Section and the Compliance Section cooperate in the maintenance of the databases needed to monitor the effectiveness in the implementation of the measures adopted by the Members.
The Strategic Plan of the Secretariat for 2014-2016 describes the core services that the Secretariat provides to Contracting Parties and Cooperating Non-Contracting Parties (CPCs) and other stakeholders to support the work of the Commission. The plan will be reviewed every year based on direction provided by the Members of Commission.
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