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
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
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
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
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
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
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.