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 20 July 2017

IATTC Position Statement ISSF has prepared its position statement for consideration at the 92nd meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which will take place July 24-28. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; bycatch and

E News 13 July 2017

ISSF on IUU A new infographic reviews the global impact of IUU fishing activities, and what ISSF is doing to help combat it. View now IUU Resource Roundup To achieve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna fisheries, ISSF provides tools for RFMOs, vessel

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

E News 29 June 2017

BLOG: 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 As we prepare for the 2017 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting in Mexico City

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

Progress and Missteps for Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries

Tuna Management Organization Meeting Yields New, Improved Measures on Harvest Strategies, to Combat IUU, and to Protect Sharks

As the dust settles on the annual meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), it’s time to reflect on this year’s progress and missteps.  Progress: IUU, Sharks, and Harvest Strategies We are delighted that, following two years of work, the IOTC Commission adopted amendments

ISSF Annual Report Focuses on Tuna Fishing Best Practices and Participating Company Conformance with Science-based Conservation Measures

FAD management, electronic monitoring & reporting, and harvest control rules progress highlighted; Compliance report shows 97.5 percent conformance rate by 28 ISSF participating companies across 21 measures

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2016 annual report today, Best Practices, Better Solutions, which outlines tuna sustainability achievements and argues for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy. “ISSF marked its seventh anniversary in 2016, and I’m proud to

No Effective Management in Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries without Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

On the eve of the annual IOTC meeting, to maintain momentum gained on harvest strategies, a call to action on MCS measures is issued

Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, or MCS, underlies effective fisheries management. The often-quoted paper Recommended Best Practices for RFMOs makes it plain: “Compliance with, and effective enforcement of, agreed conservation and management measures, supported by adequate MCS, are crucial to implementation [of management measures]”. MCS provides