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”

Washington, DC -- September 21, 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 2013, according to the ISSF Tuna Stock Status Update – 2016 (Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna) report

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

Washington, D.C. -- August 25, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation on conservation and sustainability goals. The MOU creates a mechanism for working closely together

ISSF y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable establecen un Marco de Colaboración para Promover Metas Comunes de Sostenibilidad

Reconocen una visión común acerca de la conservación del atún y actividades de ordenación en el Océano Pacífico Oriental

Contacto ISSF: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132,[email protected], [email protected] Contacto PAST: Norissa Giangola,[email protected] Washington, D.C.- 25 de agosto de 2016. La International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable (PAST, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron el día

Dr. Mark Maunder and Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly Lend Expertise to ISSF Committees

Stock Assessment and Modeling Expert Joins Scientific Advisory Committee; Seafood Conservation Advocate Elected Chair of Environmental Stakeholder Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 19 July 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Maunder, head of the stock assessment program at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC),

ISSF Welcomes New Participating Companies from Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and France

Participation climbs to 28 leading seafood companies

Press Release                                                                                                                                                       Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132,[email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 13 July 2016 – Indonesian company PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia (ATI), British tuna firm Lovering Foods, Ltd., and French company Thunnus Overseas Group (TOG) are the latest seafood

Position statement for IATTC meeting calls for well-defined harvest control rules and strengthened MCS & compliance with measures

“We’re hopeful more standard-setting improvements are on their way, especially when it comes to HCRs, reference points, fleet capacity, and the management of FADs.”

Press Release Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-618-6000 [email protected],[email protected] Washington, DC – 28 June 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in advance of the 90th Meeting of IATTC in La Jolla, California 27 June to 1 July, 2016. As top priorities,

ISSF Annual Report Emphasizes Impact of Global Collaboration on Tuna Management

Highlights include participating company compliance, collaborative advocacy, and ISSF-model-in-action snapshots

For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact:         Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-618-6000 [email protected][email protected]  Washington, D.C. – 23 June 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2015 annual report today, Global Reach, Global Impact, which outlines tuna sustainability progress and achievements and argues

ISSF Terminates JFE Shoji as Participating Company

Company’s non-compliance with ISSF conservation measures results in its termination

Press Release                                                                                                                                                       Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 22 May 2016 — The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the termination of tuna trader JFE Shoji Trade America Inc. as an ISSF participant, due

Priorities for Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries Ahead of Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Meeting

ISSF calls for continued advances towards Harvest Control Rules and protections for yellowfin stock

Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 19 May 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 20th Session Meeting of IOTC in La Reunion, France on May 23-27.

ISSF and PNA establish framework for cooperation to achieve mutual sustainability goals

Cite common views on necessary tuna conservation and management activities in Western and Central Pacific Ocean

    Contact:                Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-449-8368 [email protected], [email protected] Washington, D.C. – 5 May 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework