E News 17 January 2019

Fisher-Scientist Collaboration for Sustainable Fisheries Spans the Globe The ISSF Skipper Workshop series had a busy 2018 schedule, reaching major ports across the globe to work with fishers on best practices for minimizing bycatch and the impact of fish aggregating devices (FADs). In a new

2018 A Record Breaking Year for ISSF Skippers Workshops

By Dr. Jefferson Murua Dr. Jefferson Murua works in the Marine Research Division of AZTI-Tecnalia, a non-profit foundation committed to the social and economic development of the marine environment and food sector. Dr. Murua also conducts educational workshops and research on behalf of ISSF. Another round

E News 10 January 2019

REPORT: MSC Certification for Tuna Longline Fisheries A recently released ISSF report outlines recommended best practices for tuna longline fisheries participating or preparing to participate in fishery improvement projects (FIPs) with the objective of achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The recommended practices were created

E News 4 January 2019

Tuna RFMOs in 2018 The good, the bad and where we go from here Science-based approaches to sustainable tuna are only effective if they are implemented. That’s why ISSF advocates to tuna RFMOs and their member nations – both directly and through the efforts of ISSF participants

Tuna RFMOs in 2018

The good, the bad and where we go from here

Posted by Holly Koehler  Science-based approaches to sustainable tuna are only effective if they are implemented. That’s why ISSF advocates to tuna RFMOs and their member nations – both directly and through the efforts of ISSF participants and stakeholders – for policies and approaches that

ISSF, Pew Charitable Trusts, and BirdLife International Host Joint Side Event at WCPFC Annual Meeting

Tuna Fisheries Science and Policy Experts Present on At-Sea Transshipment, Longline Fisheries Bycatch, and FAD Management to an Audience of WCPO Fisheries Managers and More

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the Pew Charitable Trusts and BirdLife International co-hosted a side event on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event, held yesterday on the first day of

ISSF Launches Interactive Online Resource for Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs)

“FIP Resources Finder” helps fisheries find targeted tools and support for the Marine Stewardship Council fishery pre-assessment and certification process

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has launched its FIP Resources Finder, an online tool for fisheries that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators (PIs). The Finder is designed for tuna fishery

Pacific Tuna Managers: Time to Adopt Stronger FAD Management and At-Sea Transshipment Regulations

With tropical tuna stocks at healthy levels in the Pacific, a chance to focus on other priority topics for sustainable fisheries

By Claire van der Geest and Bubba Cook The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is in an enviable position. All WCPFC tuna stocks — except for Pacific Bluefin tuna — are at healthy levels. That is, the ISSF Status of the Stocks report rates these

Managers Fail to Act to End Overfishing or Rebuild Bigeye and Yellowfin Stocks

Stronger Protections for Tropical Tunas in Atlantic Fisheries Will Wait Until 2019

By Dr. Victor Restrepo and Holly Koehler When I set off for Croatia for the recent annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), I was hopeful that fisheries managers in the Atlantic Ocean region would act decisively to improve the sustainability

Latest ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 99 Percent Conformance with ISSF Conservation Measures

27 ISSF Participating Companies Remediate All Major Non-Conformances from Previous Reporting Period

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 99 percent by 27 ISSF participating companies with all 22 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of October 1, 2017. As