ISSF’s Holly Koehler writes in her new blog 3 Ways Fisheries Managers Can Pivot on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, “Fisheries management leaders should recognize the gaps in data that will inevitably follow suspensions of human observer requirements and adjust policies and strategies to start filling in those gaps.”
How are the world’s tuna RFMOs implementing best practices for monitoring, control and surveillance tools? ISSF maintains a series of “snapshots” that identify best practices for MCS elements and other aspects of sustainable tuna fishing. In detailed tables, the papers also compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing these best practices.
Two of the eight available snapshots are highlighted here.
We recently updated our summary table showing which tuna RFMOs are leaders in following best practices in fishery management.
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The ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises the world’s leading marine and fisheries scientists. In addition to offering guidance on ISSF research priorities and supporting the many technical reports ISSF publishes, the Committee provides reference material for the Board of Directors to consider prior to taking action on sustainability efforts.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. Helping global tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF's ultimate objective. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org, and follow ISSF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.