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

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

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Applauds UN Decision to Recognize World Tuna Day

Washington, D.C. – 8 December 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today released a statement applauding a decision made by the United Nations General Assembly to list May 2 as “World Tuna Day.”  “ISSF commends the United Nations General Assembly for recognizing the

ISSF Position Statement Calls for Better Management of Stocks and Monitoring Requirements in Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, D.C. – 1 December 2016 – Reducing catches of bigeye tuna and using non-entangling FADs to protect sharks are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries by the International Seafood

Update to ISSF Participating Company Compliance Report Shows Improvement Across All Measures

Conformance Rate Increases to 95.6%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, D.C.—21 November 2016—The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31,

Position Statement for ICCAT Annual Meeting Calls for Progress on Harvest Control Rules and FAD Management

Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]   Washington, DC – 10 November 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 20th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Vilamoura,

ISSF Announces New & Amended Conservation Measures on FADs, Product Traceability, Fishing Capacity Management

Tuna fisheries conservation group expands measures for global seafood companies to more than 25 auditable best practices for sustainability

Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202 680 8132, [email protected]   Washington, D.C. – 2 November 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the adoption of new and amended conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna stocks and to reflect ISSF participating companies’ commitment

Pacific Tuna Fisheries Expert, Advocate Joins International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Board

Dr. Transform Aqorau Lends Expertise as Latest Addition to ISSF Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, D.C. — 19 October 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that it will add Dr. Transform Aqorau to its Board of Directors. Dr. Aqorau was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Parties

The Majority of the Tuna Catch Comes from Abundant Stocks, But Overfishing of Some Stocks Continues

ISSF scientific report provides update on “status of the stocks”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:         Charlie Patterson and Kelly Ryan, +1 202-618-6000, [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 21 September 2016 – The global commercial catch of tuna — a valuable, natural protein food source — reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in

ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna Establish Framework for Collaboration to Promote Mutual Sustainability Goals

Recognize common views on tuna conservation and management activities in Eastern Pacific Ocean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact ISSF: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132,[email protected], [email protected] Contact PAST: Norissa Giangola, [email protected] Washington, D.C. – 25 August 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed