E News 29 June 2017

BLOG: An Appeal for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries Improvements to tuna measures, including harvest control rules, and more progress on FAD science are a must at this year’s IATTC meeting As we prepare for the 2017 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting in Mexico City

E News 22 June 2017

WATCH: Who We Are ISSF is committed to improving the sustainability of global tuna stocks by developing and implementing verifiable, science-based practices, commitments and international management measures that result in tuna fisheries meeting the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard without conditions, and becoming the industry

E News 15 June 2017

Harvest Control Rules (HCRs) – Articulating Urgent Needs & Advocating for Scientific Perspectives

Well-defined HCRs can prevent overfishing and restore depleted stocks. Tuna RFMOs are responsible for defining and implementing harvest control rules (HCRs) for their member nations and fleets to follow. HCRs are a set of well-defined management actions to be taken in response to changes in

E News 8 June 2017

IOTC Meeting Recap Progress was made on fighting IUU through vessel listing, requiring sharks to be landed with fins naturally attached, and developing timelines for harvest strategy work. But there were missteps on protecting yellowfin tuna, prohibiting large-scale driftnets, and other issues. Read our blog

E News 1 June 2017

ANNUAL REPORT SPOTLIGHT: Advocacy ISSF’s advocacy outreach is firmly rooted in facts – findings, studies and best practices often identified by our collaborative research. Backed by the latest tuna science and analyses, our efforts reach three oceans, four tuna RFMOs, many of the world’s major

E News 20 April 2017

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

E News 13 April 2017

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

E News 6 April 2017

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

E News 30 March 2017

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

E News 23 March 2017

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