E News 19 January 2017

In Case You Missed It Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report ISSF’s Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31, 2016, across all 20 measures

E News 12 January 2017

REPORT: At-Sea Research Findings on Bycatch Mitigation Research cruises offer marine scientists unparalleled “opportunities that cannot be found in a lab or in a library” to better understand fish physiology and behavior; experiment with equipment and technologies, such as echosounders and electronic monitoring systems; pilot

E News 5 January 2017

ISSF in National Geographic A new article in National Geographic’s Ocean Views by Dr. Monin Justin Amandè, scientist at the Centre de Recherches Océanologiques, Ivory Coast, takes a look at how “studying a delicacy called faux poisson could net real solutions for a hungry world.” Dr.

2016 Year in Review – What Difference Did a Year Make?

A look at the year’s tuna management hits and misses, including at the recent WCPFC annual meeting

14 December 2016 Every December, the ISSF team takes stock of the year’s achievements in the tuna RFMOs. We also set our sights on new goals and identify areas where stronger collaboration can ensure progress on priorities that need extra attention. Harvest Strategies Harvest strategies,

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Applauds UN Decision to Recognize World Tuna Day

Washington, D.C. – 8 December 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today released a statement applauding a decision made by the United Nations General Assembly to list May 2 as “World Tuna Day.”  “ISSF commends the United Nations General Assembly for recognizing the

ISSF “Asks,” and ICCAT Results: The 2016 ICCAT Annual Meeting in Review

1 December 2016 Last month, ahead of the November 14-21 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting in Portugal, ISSF shared a position statement and a blog post articulating our observations and policy recommendations for the Commission—guided, as always, by the

ISSF Position Statement Calls for Better Management of Stocks and Monitoring Requirements in Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, D.C. – 1 December 2016 – Reducing catches of bigeye tuna and using non-entangling FADs to protect sharks are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries by the International Seafood

What a Difference a Year Could Make: A Wish List for WCPFC 2016

29 November 2016 One year ago, as the 12th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) approached, we published a blog post sharing ISSF’s view of priorities and potential solutions for tuna fisheries in the WCPO region. Now that the WCFPC

Sustaining Tuna Fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Will this year’s WCPFC annual meeting bring progress on the sustainable management of the world’s most abundant tuna fishing grounds?

Claire van der Geest is Strategic Policy Advisor for ISSF and is based in Australia. Bubba Cook is the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Programme Manager at World Wide Fund for Nature and is based in New Zealand.   With purview over an ocean

Update to ISSF Participating Company Compliance Report Shows Improvement Across All Measures

Conformance Rate Increases to 95.6%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, D.C.—21 November 2016—The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31,