E News 13 March 2019

ISSF Sponsors Global Contest to Reward Marine Science Scholars’ Innovative Ideas for Sustainable Tuna Fishing Competition Inaugurates ISSF’s “Decade of Discovery” Commemoration Marine-science graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in helping to pioneer the next generation of sustainable tuna fishing initiatives — especially to reduce

ISSF Sponsors Global Contest to Reward Marine Science Scholars’ Innovative Ideas for Sustainable Tuna Fishing

Competition Inaugurates ISSF’s “Decade of Discovery” Commemoration

Marine-science graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in helping to pioneer the next generation of sustainable tuna fishing initiatives — especially to reduce bycatch and protect ocean ecosystems — are invited to submit their ideas to the first-ever International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability

E News 7 March 2019

8 Recommendations to Reduce Marine Pollution ISSF and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project collaborated on workshop and resulting report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem. The workshop brought together tuna skippers, fisheries improvement

E News 28 February 2019

Status of the Stocks As a tool for RFMO policymakers and fisheries managers, ISSF produces the Status of the Stocks report, which scientifically assesses 23 commercial tuna stocks worldwide based on the most recent abundance and fishing mortality data. The comprehensive report indicates how a stock is being

E News 21 February 2019

Electronic Monitoring Pilot in Ghana When the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project’s electronic monitoring system (EMS) pilot in Ghana ended in December 2018, 163 fishing trips had been monitored with the onboard EMS, and 154 of those also were reviewed by a land-based observer team.

ISSF Report Shows Many Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard

Fisheries Score Poorly on Principle 1, RFMOs Score Well on Principle 3 in Updated Analysis

Only five out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations — and have earned a passing score for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principle 1 — according to independent scientists in a report published by the

2018 A Record Breaking Year for ISSF Skippers Workshops

By Dr. Jefferson Murua 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. Another round

Tuna RFMOs in 2018

The good, the bad and where we go from here

Posted by Holly Koehler  Science-based approaches to sustainable tuna are only effective if they are implemented. That’s why ISSF advocates to tuna RFMOs and their member nations – both directly and through the efforts of ISSF participants and stakeholders – for policies and approaches that

ISSF, Pew Charitable Trusts, and BirdLife International Host Joint Side Event at WCPFC Annual Meeting

Tuna Fisheries Science and Policy Experts Present on At-Sea Transshipment, Longline Fisheries Bycatch, and FAD Management to an Audience of WCPO Fisheries Managers and More

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the Pew Charitable Trusts and BirdLife International co-hosted a side event on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event, held yesterday on the first day of

ISSF Launches Interactive Online Resource for Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs)

“FIP Resources Finder” helps fisheries find targeted tools and support for the Marine Stewardship Council fishery pre-assessment and certification process

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has launched its FIP Resources Finder, an online tool for fisheries that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators (PIs). The Finder is designed for tuna fishery