We believe it’s important to work with all stakeholders, and tuna processors are integral to improving the sustainability of the world’s tuna resources. Processors, traders and importers that participate in ISSF are members of the International Seafood Sustainability Association (ISSA). Membership in ISSA is voluntary and is contingent upon compliance with ISSF conservation measures and standards of practice.
The founders of ISSF are Bolton Alimentari; Bumble Bee Foods, LLC / Clover Leaf Seafoods; MW Brands; Princes Ltd.; Sea Value Co., Ltd.; StarKist Co.; Thai Union Manufacturing Co. Ltd / Chicken of the Sea Intl.; TriMarine International; and WWF, the world’s leading conservation organization.
In 2010, Negocios Industriales Real NIRSA S.A., FRINSA, Conservas Garavilla, S.A. and Jealsa Rianxeira S. A. joined the ISSF founders as Participating Companies. In 2011, Chotiwat Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Salica Industria Alimentaria, S.A., R.S. Cannery Co., Ltd, South Seas Tuna Corp, Sealord, Pataya Foods and Asian Alliance joined ISSF. In 2012 has Thai canner, MMP International, and Korean processor Dongwon F&B came onboard.
In 2014, General Tuna Corporation, Tropical Consolidated Corporation, JFE Shoji joined the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). General Tuna Corporation became a full Participating Company and the others will begin at the associate level.
In 2015, Tropical upgraded to become a Full Participating Company and Foodtech JSC joined at the Associate level.
All Participating Companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct action to encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices – all while committing to a suite of conservation measures aimed at improving the long-term health of global tuna fisheries.