E News 21 September 2017

Transparency at WCPFC In tuna management, there is a direct connection between an RFMO’s level of transparency and the effectiveness of its governance. Ultimately, for tuna to be managed to be sustainable, consistent transparency and broad stakeholder participation are essential at RFMOs. In a new



Transparent Tuna Is Sustainable Tuna

A call for openness in governing one of the world’s largest fishing grounds

20 September 2017 Without participation and transparency, there is no effective governance. And without effective governance from Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), highly migratory tuna resources cannot be managed sustainably. For years, we’ve witnessed a critical governance gap at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries



E News 14 September 2017

  Resource Roundup: ISSF Technical Reports ISSF provides tools for RFMOs, vessel owners, participating companies, and governments to facilitate the application of science-based solutions and approaches. And ISSF monitors and reports on the status and international management of global tuna stocks. ISSF is pleased to share



E News 31 August 2017

WATCH: Who We Are ISSF is committed to improving the sustainability of global tuna stocks by developing and implementing verifiable, science-based practices, commitments and international management measures that result in tuna fisheries meeting the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard without conditions, and becoming the industry



E News 24 August 2017

  UPDATED: Questions and Answers about FADs and Bycatch   Sets on FADs are almost always successful for tuna fishers, while sets on free swimming schools have a 50% chance of success. In all oceans, catches of tropical tunas are 37% by FAD sets, 27%



Tuna Conservation Measures a “Win” This Year for Eastern Pacific Ocean Fisheries

Recap of IATTC 92nd Annual Meeting

In 2016, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) had to meet three times to adopt tuna conservation measures for a single year. So the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) came to the IATTC annual meeting last week uncertain that agreement on measures to conserve tropical tuna



Yellowfin, Bigeye Tuna Conservation Measures 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

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in advance of the 92nd Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Mexico City, Mexico, from July 24-28, 2017. As top priorities, ISSF urges IATTC to: Adopt effective and enforceable tuna conservation measures



E News 6 July 2017

READ: Experts Share Research & Results Biodegradable FADs in Marine Science Today FADs are often crafted from durable materials like PVC pipe, nylon nets and synthetic rope. Materials from lost or abandoned FADs eventually disperse, sink or wash ashore. As a result, researchers have documented



An Appeal for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries

Improvements to tuna measures, including harvest control rules, and more progress on FAD science are a must at this year’s IATTC meeting

It was merely a few months ago that we attended the last in a series of extraordinary meetings of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) — gatherings convened to address unfinished business from the 2016 Commission’s meeting. As we prepare for the 2017 IATTC meeting



Eight Students Win ISSF Travel Awards to Attend 68th Tuna Conference

Established in 1950, The Tuna Conference is a forum for representatives of organizations concerned with tunas, billfishes, and sharks to exchange information and ideas. Scientists, students and others meet every year at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in the California mountains.   Eight college students won ISSF Travel Awards