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

Organizations Worldwide Join Together in Advocating for Policy Changes in Tuna Fisheries in 2017

Tuna companies, NGOs, fleet associations, and retailers co-sign letter that presses fisheries management bodies for progress on harvest strategies as well as monitoring, control and surveillance tools

  Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, DC – 23 March 2017 – A diverse, global group of commercial and non-profit organizations is joining the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s call for immediate Regional Fishing Management Organization (RFMO) action on top priorities for sustainable tuna fisheries — developing harvest

E News 16 March 2017

VIDEO: Conserving Albatross with BirdLife International Longline fisheries can have important impacts on fragile albatross populations, especially in southern latitudes. With funding from ISSF, BirdLife International has produced a video – available in multiple languages – about mitigating the impacts of these fishing operations on

E News 9 March 2017

ON THE RECORD: NGOs on Sustainable Tuna On the occasion of this week’s meeting of the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC)—comprised of expert representatives from conservation and scientific bodies that volunteer their personal expertise to ISSF—we recap blogs and op-eds written by and with our

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

IATTC and Tuna Conservation: Third Time’s a Charm?

Eastern Pacific fisheries commission makes some progress toward protecting yellowfin and bigeye tuna, but only in the short term.

15 February 2017 Seven months ago, we attended what turned out to be the first in a series of IATTC Commission meetings tackling the important issue of effective conservation measures for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. The 2016 stock assessments by IATTC staff indicated that yellowfin

Reflections on Seven Years of Skippers Workshops Around the World

From Ghana to San Diego, collaboration between fishers and scientists is normalizing science-based sustainability practices in today’s tuna fisheries

8 February 2017 ISSF sponsored Skipper Workshops for the seventh consecutive year in 2016, convening purse seine fishers from around the world with marine scientists to listen and learn from each other about sustainable fishing. From 2009 through 2015, we presented workshops on 4 continents

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

2016 Year in Review – What Difference Did a Year Make?

A look at the year’s tuna management hits and misses, including at the recent WCPFC annual meeting

14 December 2016 Every December, the ISSF team takes stock of the year’s achievements in the tuna RFMOs. We also set our sights on new goals and identify areas where stronger collaboration can ensure progress on priorities that need extra attention. Harvest Strategies Harvest strategies,

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