E News 17 September 2020

ISSF & Fishery Improvement Projects To assist tuna Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), including those focused on Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery certification, ISSF offers many resources. Our resources for fishery improvement projects include two categories of support: Technical services, such as consultations, workshops, and customized recommendations, including…

E News 10 September 2020

Featured Blog ISSF’s Holly Koehler writes in her blog 3 Ways Fisheries Managers Can Pivot on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, “Fisheries management leaders should recognize the gaps in data that will inevitably follow suspensions of human observer requirements and adjust policies and strategies to start…

E News 3 September 2020

Featured Story BLOG: Research Insights to Help Protect Sharks and Mobulid Rays in Tuna Fisheries “At-sea cruises provide good stepping stones for further work and remind us that improving fishing practices is an iterative process.” In a blog for ISSF, Dr. Melanie Hutchison, a participant…

E News 27 August 2020

Featured Report A comprehensive ISSF technical report summarizes activities carried out by ISSF with the support of the U.N. FAO GEF Common Oceans Tuna Project and other donors to reduce the impact of the structure of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) on the ecosystem and move towards the global use of biodegradable FADs. These…

28 July 2020 E News

Featured Content ISSF’s Holly Koehler writes in her new blog 3 Ways Fisheries Managers Can Pivot on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, “Fisheries management leaders should recognize the gaps in data that will inevitably follow suspensions of human observer requirements and adjust policies and strategies to…

E News 23 July 2020

Featured Webinars ISSF President Susan Jackson wrote in the Foundation’s 2019 annual report Commitment and Collaboration, “The ISSF team has long appreciated that solving environmental problems means reaching across continents in the spirit of goodwill to share scientific information and resources, learn from each other’s…

ISSF Adds WWF’s Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, Noted Fisheries and Seafood Economist, to Environmental Stakeholder Committee

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, the lead for tunas and other multilateral fisheries at World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), is appointed to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC). “Dr. Maharaj is a strong addition to our already deep bench of…

ISSF Report Estimates at Least 1,721 Purse Seine Vessels Authorized to Fish for Tuna Worldwide Today, a Slight Decrease Since 2019 Analysis

ISSF Releases 2020 Snapshot of Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has updated its Large-Scale Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets report as of June 2020. The total number of purse seine vessels, calculated based on data from the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), has decreased from 1,843 in…

ISSF Welcomes SAPMER as New Participating Company

SAPMER Joins World’s Leading Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable

SAPMER is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.​ “SAPMER‘s decision to become an…