The Ocean Partnerships Project-Bay of Bengal convened a day-long Regional Dialogue on “Management of Highly Migratory Fish Species (HMFS) in the Bay of Bengal Region” in Kochi, Kerala, India on 23 November 2017. The Regional Dialogue was convened as a side event in the 11th Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum organised by the ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology in association with The Asian Fisheries Society – Indian Branch (AFSIB) from 21- 24 November 2017. The Dialogue was attended by 45 participants, comprising three representatives from Bangladesh, four from Sri Lanka, one from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and representatives from research and development institutions, export houses, NGOs and fisher associations in India. Seven technical presentations were made followed by discussions. In the concluding part of the Regional Dialogue, nine panellists shared their views on four key themes that included research and development; market instruments; value addition and regional cooperation in the management of HMFS. The Regional Dialogue helped foster better understanding and potential coordination for conservation and management of the HMFS in the region and also towards development of business plans that will attract investment into a long-term pilot on sustainable fisheries for tunas and tuna-like fishes in the Bay of Bengal region.