Annual Report Focuses on Tuna Fishing Best Practices and Participating Company Conformance with Science-based Conservation Measures ISSF recently released its 2016 annual report Best Practices, Better Solutions, which outlines tuna sustainability achievements and argues for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy.
No Effective Management in Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries without MCS Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, or MCS, underlies effective fisheries management. The often-quoted paper Recommended Best Practices for RFMOs makes it plain: “compliance with, and effective enforcement of, agreed conservation and management measures, supported by adequate
New, Amended Measures Reduce Bycatch, Augment MCS efforts & more ISSF announced today the adoption of three new and two amended conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna fisheries. These five measures cover reducing incidental capture of sharks and marine turtles, supply and
Bolton Alimentari’s Luciano Pirovano New ISSF Board Chair ISSF announced today the appointment of Bolton Alimentari’s Luciano Pirovano as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Pirovano, International Marketing & Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Director at Bolton, succeeds Juan Corrales, CEO, Grupo Conservas Garavilla, in
BLOG ROUND-UP: Electronic monitoring onboard tuna vessels Electronic monitoring systems (EMS) complement human observer programs and are an effective tool to monitor compliance of fishing vessels with national or international management measures, as well as for the collection of data on the composition of catch.
In Case You Missed It 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 then in
NEWS! New ISSF Participating Company Indonesian company PT Bali Maya Permai is the latest seafood company to participate in the conservation efforts of ISSF. ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved tuna fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert
REPORT: Advances in Use of Entanglement-Reducing FADs Early drifting FAD designs used large-meshed purse seine net in their floating and submerged components. Unintentional entanglement of sharks, primarily silky sharks, and to a lower degree turtles has been observed in this type of drifting FAD. Since
NEW! Indian Ocean Tuna Management Workshop Members from Indian Ocean coastal states gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka recently to develop their understanding of the precautionary approach, management procedures and management strategy evaluation (MSE). ISSF was pleased to lend its scientific expertise to the workshop that
NEW! 83 Sign onto Joint Appeal to Tuna RFMOs A diverse, global group of commercial and non-profit organizations is joining the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s call for immediate RFMO action on top priorities for sustainable tuna fisheries — developing harvest strategies as well as strengthening