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

E News 8 December 2016

Collaborative WCPFC Outreach No one organization can achieve tuna fishery sustainability on its own; we must work collectively with those that share our goals and wish to work together to achieve them. ISSF collaborates with a diverse group of stakeholders — NGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna

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

By Holly Koehler and Victor Restrepo 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

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

E News 1 December 2016

Sustaining Fisheries in the Western & Central Pacific Ocean With purview over an ocean region that provides more than half of the world’s tuna catch, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets annually under the watchful eye of many stakeholders—in an official capacity

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

E News 24 November 2016

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, 2016, across all 20 measures then in effect. The November 2016 Update is based on

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?

By Claire van der Geest and Bubba Cook   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

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,

E News 17 November 2016

NEW BLOG: All Journeys Start with a Single Step In recent years in the fisheries and sustainability communities, we’ve been working on the need to adopt harvest strategies or harvest control rules (HCRs) through the implementation of Management Strategy Evaluations (MSE) at tuna RFMOs. Most