2018 A Record Breaking Year for ISSF Skippers Workshops

Date: January 17, 2019

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

Tuna RFMOs in 2018

The good, the bad and where we go from here

Date: December 20, 2018

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

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

Date: November 29, 2018

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

Date: November 29, 2018

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

From Manta to Yaizu: Fisher-Scientist Collaboration for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries Spans the Globe

ISSF Skippers Workshops Reach New Site and Attendance Record

Date: September 21, 2018

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. It was a busy summer for

Non-Entangling FADs and Observer Safety a “Win” for Eastern Pacific Ocean Fisheries

A Recap of the 2018 IATTC Annual Meeting

Date: September 12, 2018

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) recently concluded its 93rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, addressing some of ISSF’s key recommendations such as strengthening the measures for non-entangling fish aggregating devices (FADs), stronger protections for human fisheries observers, and expanding the use of vessel IMO

Dynamic Decisions for Dynamic Fisheries

Date: August 16, 2018

While ISSF and WWF staff prepare to attend the IATTC annual meeting from August 24-30, let’s recall the good outcomes from last year’s meeting in Mexico, where several important WWF recommendations and ISSF “asks” to the Commission on tropical tuna conservation in the Eastern Pacific

Closing the Data Gap

Standardizing Assessment Data for Scientists of the World’s Tuna RFMOs

Date: August 7, 2018

One of the challenges in knowing how to optimally manage tuna stocks globally is the difficulty of obtaining reliable data for many species. The availability and quality of different types of data vary between species, fleets, and regions. Stock assessment scientists — on whom fisheries

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

Date: June 6, 2018

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