ISSF “Asks,” and ICCAT Results: The 2016 ICCAT Annual Meeting in Review

1 December 2016 Last month, ahead of the November 14-21 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting in Portugal, ISSF shared a position statement and a blog post articulating our observations and policy recommendations for the Commission—guided, as always, by the

What a Difference a Year Could Make: A Wish List for WCPFC 2016

29 November 2016 One year ago, as the 12th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) approached, we published a blog post sharing ISSF’s view of priorities and potential solutions for tuna fisheries in the WCPO region. Now that the WCFPC

Improved Monitoring in the World’s Largest Tuna Fishing Ground

The whys and hows of testing EMS on longline tuna vessels in the WCPO

18 May 2016   You can’t fix what you can’t track. That’s why monitoring is the backbone of developing sustainable tuna fisheries and, ultimately, healthy oceans. From catch composition and bycatch statistics to monitoring compliance of vessels with national or international management measures — observing,

It’s IMO Number Time

RFMO deadlines for acquiring a unique vessel identifier from the International Maritime Organization are imminent

Tuna RFMO International Maritime Organization (IMO) number reporting requirements are almost due. Four of the five RFMOs set the deadline of 1 January 2016 for member states to report comprehensive IMO data for vessels authorized to fish in the RFMO’s corresponding Convention Area. The exception

ISSF: A holistic approach to ending IUU

Can ISSF do more than adopt conservation measures and hold its participating companies accountable to those measures? Absolutely. Since it’s inception five years ago, ISSF’s work has grown into a holistic suite of complementary efforts.