8 Recommendations for Continued Research on Reducing Ecosystem Impacts and Marine Pollution from FADs

ISSF and Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Release Workshop Report with Insights and Ideas from Tuna Fishers, Fisheries Coordinators, and Scientists

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project have released the report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, of a recent workshop that examined options to reduce the impacts

From Manta to Yaizu: Fisher-Scientist Collaboration for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries Spans the Globe

ISSF Skippers Workshops Reach New Site and Attendance Record

Dr. Jefferson Murua works in the Marine Research Division of Azti-Tecnalia, a non-profit foundation committed to the social and economic development of the marine environment and food sector. Dr. Murua also conducts educational workshops and research on behalf of ISSF. It was a busy summer for

E News 20 September 2018

Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries ISSF’s Five-Year Strategic Plan This year, ISSF released its new strategic plan Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries: A Five-Year Plan, which lays out the research and advocacy organization’s mission and approach to meeting sustainability objectives over the next five years. The plan

E News 13 September 2018

Recap of the 2018 IATTC Annual Meeting Non-Entangling FADs + Observer Safety a “Win” for Eastern Pacific Ocean Fisheries The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) recently concluded their 93rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, addressing some of ISSF’s key recommendations such as strengthening the measures for non-entangling

Non-Entangling FADs and Observer Safety a “Win” for Eastern Pacific Ocean Fisheries

A Recap of the 2018 IATTC Annual Meeting

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) recently concluded its 93rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, addressing some of ISSF’s key recommendations such as strengthening the measures for non-entangling fish aggregating devices (FADs), stronger protections for human fisheries observers, and expanding the use of vessel IMO

E News 6 September 2018

ISSF on Bycatch Mitigation Finding ways to reduce or eliminate tuna fishing’s impacts on “non-target” species and the marine ecosystem – that’s been an ISSF objective from the beginning. ISSF has researched bycatch-mitigation approaches across different fisheries and gear types, and shared our findings and recommendations with industry

E News 30 August 2018

Resource Roundup: ISSF Technical Reports ISSF provides tools for RFMOs, vessel owners, tuna companies, governments, and NGOs that facilitate the application of science-based approaches to sustainable tuna fisheries. A recap of some of our recently posted technical reports is available below: ISSF 2018-18: Reporting and

Strengthened FAD Management, Improved MCS and Harvest Strategies Top Conservation Group’s “Asks” for Sustainable Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries

ISSF lists priorities for upcoming annual Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission meeting

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in advance of the 93rd Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in San Diego, CA, USA, from August 24-30, 2018. As top priorities, ISSF urges IATTC to: Develop harvest strategies for all key

Dynamic Decisions for Dynamic Fisheries

While ISSF and WWF staff prepare to attend the IATTC annual meeting from August 24-30, let’s recall the good outcomes from last year’s meeting in Mexico, where several important WWF recommendations and ISSF “asks” to the Commission on tropical tuna conservation in the Eastern Pacific

Closing the Data Gap

Standardizing Assessment Data for Scientists of the World’s Tuna RFMOs

One of the challenges in knowing how to optimally manage tuna stocks globally is the difficulty of obtaining reliable data for many species. The availability and quality of different types of data vary between species, fleets, and regions. Stock assessment scientists — on whom fisheries