E News 23 January 2020

Featured Content REPORT: 2019 Skippers Workshops Round Up The latest round of the ISSF Skippers Workshops continued the close collaboration between tuna fishers and marine scientists through a series of 12 participatory bycatch-reduction meetings in nine countries. Key fleets in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Eastern Pacific Ocean, and…

E News 16 January 2020

Featured Content REPORT: Evaluating the Lifetime of Biodegradable Ropes ISSF continues its efforts to help tuna fishers accelerate their use of fish aggregating device (FAD) designs with the least possible impact on the marine ecosystem. An example is collaborative work to identify materials of natural origin to…

E News 6 January 2020

Featured Content BLOG: The Year in Tuna Sustainability “True, our work with the world’s regional fishing management organizations (RFMOs) generated some notable accomplishments. Equally true: the pursuit of other victories just consumed a ton of patience. In that spirit, I’d like to recap the year’s…

The Year in Tuna Sustainability: Some Celebrations, Some Disappointments

Many Points on the Horizon Are Looking Much Brighter, But Regulators, Industry Remain Adrift in Challenging Seas.

One of the biggest fish in Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, stirs up turbulence with just about everything he says. But, as I reviewed 2019’s record of progress in tuna sustainability, one of his comments came back to me, calm and clear. “I’m learning patience,” he…

Decoding the acoustic signatures of bigeye and skipjack tuna at sea could help fishers estimate the number of fish by species and size — and reduce bycatch

One species at a time, ISSF researchers confirm the value of an innovation that improves echo-sounding technology

By Gala Moreno, PhD Your lunchtime tuna melt or sashimi platter may seem tame, but the main ingredient probably was swimming wild in the tropics not too long ago. Although that wild existence makes your tuna tasty and firm, it limits the ability of fishers…

Two Fisheries Science and Management Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

ISSF Welcomes Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Dr. Alexia Morgan and Marine Stewardship Council’s Bill Holden

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Alexia Morgan of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Bill Holden of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have joined the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC). Alexia Morgan, Ph.D., is the Science Lead for Tuna and…

Latest ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 99 Percent Conformance with ISSF Conservation Measures

ISSF Participating Companies Maintain 95 Percent or Greater Conformance Rate for Third Consecutive Year; Single Major Non-Conformance from Previous Reporting Period Remediated

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its fourth annual Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 99 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies with all 27 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of 2018. As…

ISSF Announces New Conservation Measure to Bolster Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Management across Global Tuna Fisheries

Nearly 30 Seafood Companies to Commit to Purchase Only from Vessels Following Best Practices for FAD Management

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced the adoption of a new conservation measure requiring that fishing vessels have publicly available fish aggregation device (FAD) management policies to comply with ISSF supply-chain recommendations for marine ecosystem health. These policies must be in line with…