Collaborating Toward Sustainable Tuna

Seafood Watch’s Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly on her new role as Chair of ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

19 April 2016 I am honored to accept the role as Chair of

Tuna tagging and FAD investigations

Behind the scenes of a collaborative Central Pacific Ocean research cruise

11 February 2016 Posted by Jeff Muir Jeff Muir is with the Hawaii

It’s IMO Number Time

RFMO deadlines for acquiring a unique vessel identifier from the International Maritime Organization are imminent

Posted by Victor Restrepo and Ana Justel Tuna RFMO International Maritime Organization (IMO)

2015 Year in Review and New Year’s Resolutions

Reflecting on a year of collective efforts in the tuna RFMOs, taking stock of what progress has been made, and making our list of priorities for next year

Posted by Holly Koehler It is that time of year again. ISSF’s travel-weary

Is Catching Juveniles Truly Unsustainable?

9 January 2014 Posted by Victor Restrepo, Christopher Zimmerman and Kristina Barz Victor

Understanding the IUCN Redlist

Posted by Victor Restrepo and Bill Fox Thursday, 7 July 2011 On July

Update from ICCAT

Progress on Management, but Impasse on Sharks and Other Topics

Full Steam Ahead for WCPFC

Improved tuna measures, harvest strategies, and bycatch mitigation top the priority list for annual meeting


The western and central Pacific Ocean is home to the world’s largest tuna fishing grounds, with more than half of the world’s tuna catch coming from this region. Tuna resources are integral to many coastal state economies, providing tens of thousands of jobs. Coastal States and fishing nations will meet in Bali, Indonesia this December for the 12th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), the governing body for tuna stocks and the associate marine ecosystems of the region. As always, there is a great deal at stake and our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish.

ICCAT Meeting 2015: Building the framework for the precautionary management approach

As the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) gets ready for their 24th Regular Meeting in St. Julian’s, Malta from November 10-17, ISSF is committed to helping the region continue progress on fisheries management. The strategy for doing so prioritizes, but is not limited to, urging further improvement in the collection of FAD data, expanding the use of human observers, electronic monitoring and reporting technologies, and advancing the development of Harvest Control Rules (HCRs) in order to increase sustainability in the region’s tuna fisheries.