E News 23 February 2017

  UPDATED Status of the Stocks report In total 2015 tuna catch, 76% came from stocks at healthy levels; most bluefin tuna stocks continue to be overfished.  Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76% came from stocks at “healthy” levels, a decrease of 1% from 2014, according

State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in Comprehensive ISSF Report

In total 2015 tuna catch, 76% came from stocks at healthy levels; most bluefin tuna stocks continue to be overfished

Contact: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-618-6000, [email protected][email protected]   Washington, DC – 22 February 2017 – Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76% came from stocks at “healthy” levels, a decrease of 1% from 2014, according to a February 2017 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the

E News 16 February 2017

IATTC Update IATTC members reached agreement recently on conservation measures for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. They aligned to a total catch limit for yellowfin and bigeye by set type – meaning that there are no national allocations; once the total limit is reached, fishing by

IATTC and Tuna Conservation: Third Time’s a Charm?

Eastern Pacific fisheries commission makes some progress toward protecting yellowfin and bigeye tuna, but only in the short term.

15 February 2017 Seven months ago, we attended what turned out to be the first in a series of IATTC Commission meetings tackling the important issue of effective conservation measures for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. The 2016 stock assessments by IATTC staff indicated that yellowfin

E News 9 February 2017

NEW REPORT! Updated Review of Bycatch Our latest technical report meets the need for global estimates of bycatch in tropical tuna purse seine fishing.  Authored by ISSF scientists Ana Justel-Rubio and Dr. Victor Restrepo, “Computing a Global Rate of Non-Target Species Catch (Bycatch) in Tropical

Reflections on Seven Years of Skippers Workshops Around the World

From Ghana to San Diego, collaboration between fishers and scientists is normalizing science-based sustainability practices in today’s tuna fisheries

8 February 2017 ISSF sponsored Skipper Workshops for the seventh consecutive year in 2016, convening purse seine fishers from around the world with marine scientists to listen and learn from each other about sustainable fishing. From 2009 through 2015, we presented workshops on 4 continents

E News 26 January 2017

NEW REPORT: Management of Many Tuna Stocks Falling Short of MSC Sustainability Standards Only 11 of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations, in part because the majority (16) of them are not protected by well-defined

ISSF Report Shows Management of Many Tuna Stocks Falling Short of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standards

Wider adoption by RFMOs of clear harvest control rules can help to prevent overfishing and stock depletion

Contact:  Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-466-4437, [email protected], [email protected] Washington, D.C. – 24 January 2017 – Only 11 of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations, in part because the majority (16) of them are

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