E News 25 June 2020

Featured Content A new infographic shows how purse-seine tuna vessels should configure and operate their electronic monitoring systems (EMS). Based on the ISSF report Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries, it indicates which features and processes should be in place before, during, and…

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…

E News 18 June 2020

Featured Content At Least 1,721 Purse Seine Vessels Authorized to Fish for Tuna Worldwide Today 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…

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…

E News 11 June 2020

Featured Content ISSF Welcomes SAPMER as New Participating Company SAPMER is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of ISSF. ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.​…

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…

Charting the Course for Sustainable Fisheries

Working Together to Meet the Challenges of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a waking nightmare, unravelling normal life as we have known it — a unifying traumatic event that has been compared to the world wars of the last century, although of course there is no precedent in our lifetimes for the…

ISSF Adds New Board Member; Two Fisheries Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

MSC’s Bill Holden Joins ISSF Board; Sara Lewis of FishWise and Dr. Tom Pickerell of Global Tuna Alliance join Environmental Stakeholder Committee

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today recent appointments to its Board of Directors and Environmental Stakeholder Committee. ISSF’s Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) elected Bill Holden of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) its Chair. In that role, he also joins the ISSF Board of…

ISSF Annual Report Shows 99.1% Participating Company Conformance Rate with Science-based Conservation Measures, Highlights 2019 Efforts for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Biodegradable FAD Research and Fishery Improvement Projects also Reviewed

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2019 annual report today, titled Commitment and Collaboration, which presents tuna-fishery sustainability achievements in the organization’s 10th anniversary year. “From the beginning, ISSF’s tuna conservation work has required a one-world, one-planet perspective — and a consensus-building approach,…

Becoming Certified: How Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine and Longline Fisheries Can Achieve MSC Standards

ISSF Reports Provide Best Practices for Tuna Purse Seine and Longline Fisheries Engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) in Pursuit of MSC Certification

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has updated two comprehensive reports that share recommendations for both purse seine and longline fisheries pursuing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an…