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

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 Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) in a position statement submitted for the 13th Regular Session Meeting of the

Sustaining Tuna Fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Will this year’s WCPFC annual meeting bring progress on the sustainable management of the world’s most abundant tuna fishing grounds?

Claire van der Geest is Strategic Policy Advisor for ISSF and is based in Australia. Bubba Cook is the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Programme Manager at World Wide Fund for Nature and is based in New Zealand.   With purview over an ocean

CIAT90: Cierto Progreso, Pero Grandes Cuestiones Aún por Resolver

La Comisión Pospone la Conservación del Atún Hasta la Reunión de Octubre

Holly Koehler es la vicepresidenta de políticas y divulgación de International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, la Dra. Gala Moreno es investigadora científica de ISSF y Pablo Guerrero es el coordinador de temas relacionados con el atún del océano Pacífico oriental para la Iniciativa de Pesca Inteligente

IATTC90: Some Progress, But Big Issues Yet to Be Resolved

Commission Punts Tuna Conservation to October Meeting

Holly Koehler is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), Dr. Gala Moreno is a research scientist with ISSF, and Pablo Guerrero is the eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator for WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative. All three were in

ISSF to Hold its First China Skipper Workshop

Foundation Kicks off 2016 Series of Scientist-Fisher Dialogues to Mitigate Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries

Washington, DC – 4 April 2016 – On April 6, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) will expand its global series of skipper workshops to China for the first time since the Foundation began the unique platform for knowledge exchange in 2009. The Shanghai workshop is the result of

Tuna tagging and FAD investigations

Behind the scenes of a collaborative Central Pacific Ocean research cruise

Jeff Muir is with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Hawaii. He recently was part of a team of researchers during a tagging cruise in the Central Pacific Ocean. The most recent Pacific Tuna Tagging Program – a collaboration between the Oceanic Fisheries

2015 Year in Review and New Year’s Resolutions

Reflecting on a year of collective efforts in the tuna RFMOs, taking stock of what progress has been made, and making our list of priorities for next year

It is that time of year again. ISSF’s travel-weary staff is putting away the passports and suitcases and taking a breath to reflect back on a year of collective efforts in the tuna RFMOs, taking stock of what progress has been made, and making our

Is Catching Immature Fish Truly Unsustainable?

9 January 2014 Victor Restrepo serves as Chair of the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee. Christopher Zimmermann and Kristina Barz are with Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries. There is a widespread perception that catching immature, smaller fish is a very bad thing. Several consumer and retailer

On FADs – no gear or method is perfect, and comprehensive management is the goal

As the gap on FAD data begins to close, the bottom line remains – no gear or method is perfect, and comprehensive management is the goal

As the gap on FAD data begins to close, the bottom line remains – no gear or method is perfect, and comprehensive management is the goal

BRAVO! ICCAT Quickens the Pace and Shifts in the Right Direction on VMS and FADs

The 19th Special Meeting of ICCAT took some important steps last week to move the needle forward in several critical management areas to assure the future sustainability of tuna in the region.