E News 18 May 2018

Harvest Strategies at IOTC On the eve of the 2018 annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting, ISSF, WWF and IPNLF highlight the urgent need to further develop harvest strategies for key tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean.  Read the new blog here  



ISSF Wants Concrete Progress on Harvest Strategies in the Indian Ocean

Position statement outlines top ISSF “asks” for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 21-25. One of ISSF’s highest priority items for IOTC is to advance the region’s management strategy evaluations (MSE)



Progress on Harvest Strategies at IOTC 22 Essential to Better Management of Indian Ocean Tuna

On the eve of the 2018 annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meeting, ISSF, WWF and IPNLF highlight the urgent need to further develop harvest strategies for key tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean.

The development and adoption of harvest strategies has been central to ISSF, WWF and IPNLF tuna engagement for the better part of the past decade. Recently, a letter signed by 118 fishing companies, fisheries associations, and civil society organisations was sent to the Indian Ocean



E News 17 May 2018

RFMO Best Practices Snapshot: FAD Management ISSF’s newest RFMO Best Practices Snapshot covers the management of fish aggregating devices (FADs). FADs are man-made floating objects deployed to attract fish. Thousands of drifting FADs are utilized by purse-seine fishing vessels at sea each year. While FADs have



E News 10 May 2018

ISSF’s Top Asks Ahead of Annual IOTC Meeting ISSF has published its position statement for consideration at the 22nd meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on May 21-25. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation;



E News 2 May 2018

ISSF President on World Tuna Day World Tuna Day (May 2) celebrates tuna as an essential resource in economic development, employment, nutrition, food security, and more. World Tuna Day was established in 2011 by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and was later recognized as



Taking the Long View of World Tuna Day

World Tuna Day (May 2) celebrates tuna as an essential resource in economic development, employment, nutrition, food security, and more. World Tuna Day was established in 2011 by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and was later recognized as an international event by the United



E News 26 April 2018

NEW: How Can Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine Fisheries Become MSC Certified? A new ISSF technical report summarizes science-based best practices for tropical tuna purse-seine fisheries with a FAD component, that is, with a portion of their sets on FAD-associated schools of tuna. Best practices recommended in



How Can Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine Fisheries Become MSC Certified?

ISSF report lists FAD data reporting and non-entangling FADs among best practices for tuna purse seine fisheries engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) seeking MSC certification

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a comprehensive report of recommendations, with an emphasis on fish aggregating device (FAD) usage, for purse-seine fisheries pursuing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to



ISSF Releases Interactive “Status of the Stocks Tool”

Dashboard allows users to visualize and export data on tuna-stock health and catch worldwide

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has developed a new data-visualization tool based on its long-running and widely followed Status of the Stocks report. The “Status of the Stocks Tool” is located on the ISSF website and accessible through the Status of the Stocks overview