Maldives – March 10, 2020:
The 6th meeting of the Technical Committee on Allocation Criteria (TCAC06) scheduled to take place in Bangkok, Thailand has been postponed due to growing health concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The IOTC Circular signed by the new independent chair Ms Nadia Boufarrd was released on March 11, 2020. “The meeting is extra special in that we have new Chair, and also the duration of the meeting was extended from two days to five days, so we have been looking forward to the meeting,” said co-chair of the G16, Dr Shiham Adam. The G16 also held a meeting in Muscat, Oman, in January to prepare for this meeting, which resulted in a slight revision of the G16’s proposal on allocation of the fishing opportunities for IOTC species.
It is unclear when the meeting will be rescheduled, but G16 is already preparing for it 22nd session in readiness for the IOTC annual meeting scheduled to take place in Bali, Indonesia in June of this year.
A G16 Session – Maldives, Jan 2016