Improving Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Tools in Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries

A recent electronic monitoring system pilot in Seychelles is a first in the Indian Ocean region, which accounts for some 20% of the world’s tuna production

By Miguel Herrera

By Miguel Herrera Miguel Herrera is Deputy Manager of OPAGAC (Organización de Productores Asociados de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores), an association of eight tuna purse seine fishing companies and forty large-scale tuna purse seiners that operate worldwide. Prior to OPAGAC, Miguel headed the Spanish Fisheries Office

Time for Action at the WCPFC Technical & Compliance Committee Meeting

The Committee has an important role to play in advancing priority issues at the WCPFC – from harvest strategies to longline observer coverage to assessing member compliance with WCPFC obligations

By Claire van der Geest and Bubba Cook Claire van der Geest is Strategic Policy Advisor for ISSF, and Bubba Cook is the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Programme Manager at World Wide Fund for Nature. It’s Technical and Compliance Committee (TCC) time again

Fisher Training to Improve Post-Release Survival of Incidentally Captured Marine Turtles in Costa Rica

By Mariluz Parga and Sandra Andraka 22 August 2016 This project is an initiative of the Costa Rican Government (Fisheries Agency and Environment Ministry), and has been carried out via collaboration between the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), EcoPacific+, Submon and the Inter-American Convention for

CIAT90: Cierto Progreso, Pero Grandes Cuestiones Aún por Resolver

La Comisión Pospone la Conservación del Atún Hasta la Reunión de Octubre

Publicado por Holly Koehler, Gala Moreno y Pablo Guerrero 12 de julio de 2016 Holly Koehler es la vicepresidenta de políticas y divulgación de International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, la Dra. Gala Moreno es investigadora científica de ISSF y Pablo Guerrero es el coordinador de temas

IATTC90: Some Progress, But Big Issues Yet to Be Resolved

Commission Punts Tuna Conservation to October Meeting

Posted by Holly Koehler, Gala Moreno & Pablo Guerrero 12 July 2016 Holly Koehler is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), Dr. Gala Moreno is a research scientist with ISSF, and Pablo Guerrero is the eastern Pacific

Prioridades para las Pesquerías de Atún del Pacífico Oriental

CIAT se prepara para la 90ª reunión de la Comisión. Nuestra coalición tiene una lista de cosas que nos gustaría ver a las naciones miembros logran.

9 de junio de 2016 La Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical (CIAT) se prepara para la 90 reunión de la Comisión, la cual se celebrará en La Jolla, California, del 21 de junio al 1 de julio de 2016 y nuestra coalición tiene una lista

Grandes Expectativas para CIAT90

ISSF y WWF fijan prioridades para la próxima reunión de la CIAT

Publicado por Pablo Guerrero y Holly Koehler 21 de junio de 2016 Holly Koehler es la vicepresidenta de políticas y divulgación de International Seafood Sustainability Foundation y Pablo Guerrero es el coordinador de temas relacionados con el atún del océano Pacífico oriental para la Iniciativa

High Expectations for IATTC90

ISSF and WWF set priorities for the upcoming IATTC meeting

Posted by Pablo Guerrero & Holly Koehler 21 June 2016 Holly Koehler is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, and Pablo Guerrero is the eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Smart Fishing Initiative.

Priorities for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries

IATTC is getting ready for the 90th meeting of the Commission. Our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish.

June 9, 2016 The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) is getting ready to meet for the 90th meeting of the Commission from­­­­­­­­­­­­ June 21 – July 1, 2016 in La Jolla, California and our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations

In Rebuilding Tuna Stocks Diminished by Overfishing, Study Confirms Value of Fisheries Management, Regulatory Enforcement Measures

A new study confirms that the combination of strong fisheries management and consistent enforcement of regulations is effective in helping overfished tuna stocks rebuild their populations.

8 June 2016 Thanks to strong fisheries management and strictly enforced regulatory measures—especially total allowable catch quotas (TACs)—some heavily depleted tuna stocks are rebuilding their populations, a recent University of Washington (UW) study shows. In the paper Effects of Biological, Economic and Management Factors on