E News 20 July 2017

IATTC Position Statement ISSF has prepared its position statement for consideration at the 92nd meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which will take place July 24-28. The statement covers topics in these categories: tuna conservation; fish aggregating devices (FADs); harvest strategies; bycatch and

E News 13 July 2017

ISSF on IUU A new infographic reviews the global impact of IUU fishing activities, and what ISSF is doing to help combat it. View now IUU Resource Roundup To achieve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna fisheries, ISSF provides tools for RFMOs, vessel

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 29 June 2017

BLOG: An Appeal for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries Improvements to tuna measures, including harvest control rules, and more progress on FAD science are a must at this year’s IATTC meeting As we prepare for the 2017 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting in Mexico City

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

E News 16 March 2017

VIDEO: Conserving Albatross with BirdLife International Longline fisheries can have important impacts on fragile albatross populations, especially in southern latitudes. With funding from ISSF, BirdLife International has produced a video – available in multiple languages – about mitigating the impacts of these fishing operations on