E News 17 Aug 2017

Convening Fisheries Managers for Sustainability Fisheries managers from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean deepened their understanding of sustainable fishing practices at an ISSF-supported workshop in Bali, Indonesia, on Aug 1-2.  Led by experts from FAO, Ocean Outcomes, and World Wildlife Fund, the workshop offered

E News 10 August 2017

Taking a Holistic View of Tropical Purse Seine Fisheries IntraFish has published an op-ed by Dr. Victor Restrepo, ISSF’s Vice President of Science, that argues purse seine “FAD fisheries” can and should be managed to meet sustainability criteria. “FAD-free” tuna has been touted for sustainability-minded

E News 3 August 2017

  Charting RFMO Progress Against ISSF Priorities ISSF and its partners cooperate with and support Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and vigorously advocate to RFMO members, for the adoption and implementation of science-based management measures — so that tuna stocks and their ecosystem are managed

E News 27 July 2017

WATCH: Scientists test method to save sharks incidentally caught in tuna purse seine net A new video shows scientists testing a method to save sharks incidentally caught in a tuna purse seine net.  ISSF tests best practices for bycatch mitigation and sharing these findings through

E News 6 July 2017

READ: Experts Share Research & Results Biodegradable FADs in Marine Science Today FADs are often crafted from durable materials like PVC pipe, nylon nets and synthetic rope. Materials from lost or abandoned FADs eventually disperse, sink or wash ashore. As a result, researchers have documented

E News 20 April 2017

In Case You Missed It ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report ISSF’s Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31, 2016, across all 20 measures then in

E News 13 April 2017

NEWS! New ISSF Participating Company Indonesian company PT Bali Maya Permai is the latest seafood company to participate in the conservation efforts of ISSF. ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved tuna fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert

E News 6 April 2017

REPORT: Advances in Use of Entanglement-Reducing FADs Early drifting FAD designs used large-meshed purse seine net in their floating and submerged components. Unintentional entanglement of sharks, primarily silky sharks, and to a lower degree turtles has been observed in this type of drifting FAD. Since

E News 30 March 2017

NEW! Indian Ocean Tuna Management Workshop Members from Indian Ocean coastal states gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka recently to develop their understanding of the precautionary approach, management procedures and management strategy evaluation (MSE). ISSF was pleased to lend its scientific expertise to the workshop that

E News 23 March 2017

NEW! 83 Sign onto Joint Appeal to Tuna RFMOs A diverse, global group of  commercial and non-profit organizations is joining the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s call for immediate RFMO action on top priorities for sustainable tuna fisheries — developing harvest strategies as well as strengthening