E News 19 July 2018

Marine Science and Conservation Experts Join ISSF Committees Three Seafood Conservation Advocates Round out Environmental Stakeholder Committee; Tuna RFMO Scientist Joins Scientific Advisory Committee ISSF is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) and one addition to



Marine Science and Conservation Experts Join ISSF Committees

Three Seafood Conservation Advocates Round Out Environmental Stakeholder Committee; Tuna RFMO Scientist Joins Scientific Advisory Committee

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) and one addition to its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).  Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Global Fisheries Coordinator Jim Humphreys, FishWise Project Director Kathleen Mullen-Ley,



International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Releases Updated Snapshot of Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets

At least 1,871 purse seiners fishing for tunas worldwide as of June 2018 

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated “snapshot” of Large-Scale Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2018, which shows about a three percent increase in the number of purse seine vessels worldwide since 2017.  Having an accurate estimate of active vessels is



E News 12 July 2018

Participating Company Compliance Report: 97% Conformance Rate ISSF recently released its Annual ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a 97 percent conformance rate among the 27 ISSF participating companies audited, with all 22 ISSF conservation measures in effect during the audit period. Approximately 75% of the world’s



E News 5 July 2018

Ghanaian Fleets Deploy Biodegradable FADs This year, the Ghanaian purse seine and pole and line fleets will deploy 600 biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs). This development follows a workshop carried out by ISSF, supported by the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project that is implemented by the



E News 27 June 2018

Download Our INFOFISH Tuna 2018 Presentations Four ISSF senior leaders and board members presented at the INFOFISH conference May 28-30 in Bangkok. “Braving Challenges: Towards a Traceable and Sustainable Tuna Industry” was the conference theme. ISSF President Susan Jackson’s presentation, “Efforts toward a Sustainable Tuna



ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 97 Percent Conformance with Foundation Conservation Measures

Compliance is 100% on product traceability; areas for improvement include data submission to RFMOs and observer coverage on tuna vessels

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a 97 percent conformance rate among the 27 ISSF participating companies audited, with all 22 ISSF conservation measures in effect during the audit period. Approximately 75%



Mixed Results for Tuna Conservation, FAD Management and MCS Tools at IOTC

Hundreds of Indian Ocean fisheries experts, decision makers and NGO observers attended the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok recently. We saw the Commission make progress on some of ISSF’s priority “asks,” but waver on many others. Here is our



2018 Tuna Conference Highlights New Scientific Research

Now in its 69th year, The Tuna Conference in Lake Arrowhead, California, brings together scientists, students, and others concerned with tunas, billfishes and sharks. Since 2011, ISSF has provided support for the event, including travel awards for marine-science students presenting their research. The theme of



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)