22 July 2021 E News

Featured Report Benchmarking Tuna RFMO Performance against the U.N. FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) From minimum standards for inspector training to advance notice of port entry, report identifies IUU-mitigation gaps and opportunities ISSF’s report Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port…

15 July 2021 E News

Featured Content          BLOG: All Hands on Deck for Threatened Manta and Devil Rays Doctoral student Melissa Cronin of the University of California, Santa Cruz, was awarded the Grand Prize in ISSF’s Seafood Sustainability Contest in March 2020. Ms. Cronin won for her entry, “Incentivizing…

8 July 2021 E News

Featured Content Transparency Matters “In my 35 years as a fisheries scientist and policy expert, I’ve come to believe that every discussion somehow revolves around transparency. In science, for example, what information underlies our analyses? In policy, how can people trust our decisions and their…

24 June 2021 E News

Featured Content   Report Rates State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide  Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 87.6% of the global catch continues to be sourced from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the current Status of the Stocks report. In addition, 9.6%…

Minimal Progress for the Protection of Indian Ocean Tuna Stocks

ISSF Responds to IOTC Annual Meeting Outcomes

At their recently concluded annual meeting, Indian Ocean tuna fisheries managers made minimal overall progress for the long-term protection of the region’s tuna stocks. IOTC agreed on a new measure for yellowfin tuna. And while ISSF is pleased that many IOTC delegations worked together to…

ISSF Adopts New Conservation Measure Aimed at Rebuilding Yellowfin Tuna in the Indian Ocean

New Measure for ISSF Participating Companies Highlighted in Position Statement for June 2021 IOTC Annual Meeting

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced a new ISSF conservation measure (CM) requiring its participating companies to reduce annual sourcing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna. ISSF Conservation Measure 1.3 IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Rebuilding becomes effective in the event that the Indian Ocean Tuna…

ISSF Publishes Annual Report Highlighting 2020 Accomplishments for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Complementary Compliance Report Shows 99.4% Participating Seafood Company Conformance Rate with Science-Based Conservation Measures

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2020 annual report today, titled Staying the Course, which presents the organization’s tuna-fishery sustainability achievements during an unprecedented year of challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The ISSF team did more than just ‘keep on keepin’…

Seafood Sector Veteran Kevin Bixler to Chair ISSF Board

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Appoints Thai Union Group’s Global Director of Group Fish Procurement to Chair; William Gibbons-Fly, former U.S. Department of State Lead Fisheries Negotiator, Also Joins Board

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the appointment of Kevin Bixler as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bixler, Global Director of Group Fish Procurement for Thai Union Group, succeeds Luciano Pirovano, Director of Sustainable Development for Bolton Food, in the role….