E News 7 December 2017

A Better FAD for the World’s “Tuna Belt” A marine scientist who studies a common fishing device’s impact on the world’s oceans – and how to minimise that impact – and a fisheries policy expert urge immediate action to adopt proven innovations. About 60 per



ISSF Position Statement Calls for Better Management of Stocks and Non-entangling FAD Requirements in Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

Reducing catches of yellowfin and bigeye tuna and adoption of a non-entangling FAD measure are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean fisheries by ISSF in a position statement submitted for the 14th Regular Session Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

Media Contact: Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected] Washington, DC – December 1, 2017 – Reducing catches of yellowfin and bigeye tuna and adoption of a non-entangling FAD measure are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries by the International Seafood Sustainability



The 2017 ICCAT Meeting In Review

A Review of Hits and Misses for Atlantic Ocean Tuna Fisheries

I came out of this year’s annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT, the intergovernmental body that regulates tuna fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean) with a mixture of frustration and satisfaction. Going in, I expected that this could be



Update to ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 100 Percent Conformance

Conformance with Conservation Measures Demonstrates Continuous Progress

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a first-ever conformance rate of 100 percent by 28 ISSF participating companies with all 21 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of December 31, 2016.



E News 30 November 2017

ISSF Participating Companies Reach Compliance Milestone Our updated annual compliance report on ISSF participating companies, published today based on 2016 audit data, shows a first-ever 100% compliance with ISSF Conservation Measures — demonstrating the tuna industry’s continuous, significant improvements in meeting sustainability goals: All 28



ISSF Report Analyzes Purse Seine Tuna Fishing Impacts on Sharks, Rays, and Other Species

Marine Scientists Summarize Best Approaches for Reducing Bycatch in Purse-Seine Fisheries

Using data from Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), scientific observer programs, and its own at-sea research and skippers workshops, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published an updated report that documents purse-seine tuna fishing’s impact on “non-target” species. The bycatch species covered in the



E News 22 November 2017

WWF Magazine Highlights ISSF FAD Research The new issue of World Wildlife Magazine spotlights ISSF’s ongoing efforts to help “create a better FAD” — including, most recently, to design and test biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) that can break down over time rather than exacerbate



E News 16 November 2017

ISSF on IUU An infographic reviews the global impact of IUU fishing activities, and what ISSF is doing to help combat it. View now   IUU Resource Roundup ISSF is pleased to review resources available on the topic of combatting IUU activities. From best practices



Yellowfin and Bigeye Catch Limit, FAD Data Improvements, and Increased Observer Coverage Top Conservation Group’s “Asks” for Sustainable Atlantic Tuna Fisheries

ISSF lists priorities for upcoming International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 25th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14-22 November 2017. “ICCAT made substantial headway last year by agreeing to



For Sustainable Fisheries, ICCAT Must Close Implementation Gaps in Tuna Conservation, FAD Management and Observer Coverage

A Preview of Priorities for Atlantic Ocean Tuna Fisheries

Last year, ISSF welcomed progress by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) on many fronts: maintaining the total allowable catch (TAC) for yellowfin and albacore tuna; advancing the development of harvest strategies; adopting stronger FAD management measures; and endorsing e-monitoring standards