E News 22 September 2016

  NEW! ISSF Report Provides Update on “Status of the Stocks” The global commercial catch of tuna reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, according to the ISSF Tuna Stock Status Update – 2016 (Status of the World Fisheries

The Majority of the Tuna Catch Comes from Abundant Stocks, But Overfishing of Some Stocks Continues

ISSF scientific report provides update on “status of the stocks”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:         Charlie Patterson and Kelly Ryan, +1 202-618-6000, charlie@sqcomms.com, Kelly@sqcomms.com Washington, DC – 21 September 2016 – The global commercial catch of tuna — a valuable, natural protein food source — reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in

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 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

E News 15 September 2016

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 8 September 2016

NEW VIDEOS: Conserving Albatross with BirdLife International Longline fisheries can have important impacts on fragile albatross populations, especially in southern latitudes. With funding from ISSF, BirdLife International has released an important video – now available in multiple languages – about mitigating the impacts from longline

E News 1 September 2016

Dr. William Fox Op-Ed As he reflects in his Aug. 25 op-ed in The Huffington Post, Dr. William Fox has been interested in both the business and science of tuna fishing for more than six decades: “For me it began on the Embarcadero in my

ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna Establish Framework for Collaboration to Promote Mutual Sustainability Goals

Recognize common views on tuna conservation and management activities in Eastern Pacific Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact ISSF: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, Erin@sqcomms.com, Charlie@sqcomms.com Contact PAST: Norissa Giangola, info@pacifictunaalliance.org Washington, D.C. – 25 August 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed

ISSF y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable establecen un Marco de Colaboración para Promover Metas Comunes de Sostenibilidad

Reconocen una visión común acerca de la conservación del atún y actividades de ordenación en el Océano Pacífico Oriental

Contacto ISSF: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, Erin@sqcomms.com, Charlie@sqcomms.com Contacto PAST: Norissa Giangola, info@pacifictunaalliance.org Washington, D.C.- 25 de agosto de 2016. La International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable (PAST, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron el día

E News 25 August 2016

300+ fishers trained on post-release survival of incidentally captured marine turtles in Costa Rica Incidental capture of sea turtles is a well-known impact of longline and other fisheries worldwide and one of several significant causes of the decrease in sea turtle populations. While effective alternatives