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ICCAT 2016: Implementing Harvest Strategies in Tuna Fisheries via Management Strategy Evaluations

November 11, 2016

In recent years in the fisheries and sustainability communities, we’ve been working on the need to adopt harvest strategies (a.k.a. management procedures) or harvest control rules (HCRs) through the implementation of Management Strategy Evaluations (MSE) at tuna RFMOs. Most RFMOs have started processes to promote dialogue

Priorities for Atlantic & Mediterranean Tuna Fisheries 2016

October 25, 2016

Atlantic and Mediterranean fishing nations are getting ready to come together for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Portugal from November 14-21. As always, we have a list of items we would like to see member nations

Engaging Fishers in Asia’s Small-Scale Tuna Fisheries

A new collaboration tailors best-practice sharing to small vessels operating in Indonesia and Vietnam

October 17, 2016

Dr. Jefferson Murua works in the Marine Research Division of Azti-Tecnalia, a non-profit foundation committed to the social and economical development of the marine environment and food sector. Dr. Murua also conducts educational workshops and research on behalf of ISSF. Much of ISSF’s bycatch mitigation

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

September 20, 2016

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 and spent over

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

September 15, 2016

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 in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO),

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

August 22, 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 the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (IAC). Incidental

CIAT90: Cierto Progreso, Pero Grandes Cuestiones Aún por Resolver

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

July 13, 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 relacionados con el atún del océano Pacífico oriental para la Iniciativa de Pesca Inteligente

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

Commission Punts Tuna Conservation to October Meeting

July 12, 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 Ocean Tuna Coordinator for WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative. All three were in

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.

June 23, 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 de cosas que nos gustaría

Grandes Expectativas para CIAT90

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

June 23, 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 de Pesca Inteligente del Fondo Mundial de la Naturaleza (WWF). Delegados de