ISSF Sponsors Global Contest to Reward Marine Science Scholars’ Innovative Ideas for Sustainable Tuna Fishing

Competition Inaugurates ISSF’s “Decade of Discovery” Commemoration

Location: Washington, D.C. -- March 13, 2019

Marine-science graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in helping to pioneer the next generation of sustainable tuna fishing initiatives — especially to reduce bycatch and protect ocean ecosystems — are invited to submit their ideas to the first-ever International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability

ISSF Report Shows Many Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard

Fisheries Score Poorly on Principle 1, RFMOs Score Well on Principle 3 in Updated Analysis

Location: Washington, D.C. -- January 24, 2019

Only five out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations — and have earned a passing score for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principle 1 — according to independent scientists in a report published by the

ISSF, Pew Charitable Trusts, and BirdLife International Host Joint Side Event at WCPFC Annual Meeting

Tuna Fisheries Science and Policy Experts Present on At-Sea Transshipment, Longline Fisheries Bycatch, and FAD Management to an Audience of WCPO Fisheries Managers and More

Location: Honolulu, HI -- December 11, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the Pew Charitable Trusts and BirdLife International co-hosted a side event on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event, held yesterday on the first day of

ISSF Launches Interactive Online Resource for Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs)

“FIP Resources Finder” helps fisheries find targeted tools and support for the Marine Stewardship Council fishery pre-assessment and certification process

Location: Washington, D.C. -- December 6, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has launched its FIP Resources Finder, an online tool for fisheries that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators (PIs). The Finder is designed for tuna fishery

Latest ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 99 Percent Conformance with ISSF Conservation Measures

27 ISSF Participating Companies Remediate All Major Non-Conformances from Previous Reporting Period

Location: Washington, D.C. -- November 21, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 99 percent by 27 ISSF participating companies with all 22 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of October 1, 2017. As

ISSF Announces New and Amended Conservation Measures for Longline Vessels, Tuna Supply Chain and Data Reporting

Tuna fisheries conservation group expands measures for global seafood companies to increase transparency, support science-based fisheries management and more

Location: Washington, D.C. -- November 15, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the adoption of two new conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna fisheries. ISSF also amended two of its existing conservation measures. Adoption of the new measures supports the expansion of ISSF efforts to the

86% of Global Tuna Catch Comes from Stocks at Healthy Levels; Some Stocks Remain Overfished

State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in Comprehensive ISSF Report

Location: Washington, D.C. -- November 8, 2018

Of the total tuna catch, 86% came from stocks at “healthy” levels, an 8% increased share of the total catch since last reported, according to an October 2018 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. Skipjack tuna stocks — at healthy levels

ISSF to ICCAT: Rebuild Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna Stocks; Improve FAD Data Reporting; and Strengthen Monitoring, Control and Surveillance

Top “Asks” for Sustainable Atlantic Tuna Fisheries Released

Location: Washington, D.C. -- November 6, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 21st Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 12-19 November 2018. “The 2018 assessment of bigeye tuna shows that the stock

NGO and Marine Conservation Science Leaders Receive New Appointments to ISSF Committees

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Tom Pickerell is new Chair of Environmental Stakeholder Committee; Union of Concerned Scientists’ Andrew Rosenberg joins Scientific Advisory Committee

Location: Washington, D.C. -- October 30, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Tom Pickerell of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is the new Chair of the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) and that Dr. Andrew Rosenberg of the Union of Concerned Scientists joins the ISSF Scientific Advisory

Marine Scientists Study Shark and Ray Bycatch, Test Mitigation Measures Aboard Working Tuna Fishing Vessel

Research report updated with results of latest research in Eastern Atlantic Ocean; compendium chronicles 20 ISSF cruises or experiments from 2011-2018

Location: Washington, D.C. -- October 11, 2018

Findings from recent at-sea research in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean on tuna fisheries bycatch and related mitigation measures are the latest addition to ISSF’s updated Compendium of At-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities. As the Compendium reports, ISSF’s most recent research cruise aimed to: Conduct tests