ISSF Releases New Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide for Fishers, RFMOs, Governments and Vessel Owners

Updated Best-Practices Illustrated Manual Offers Practical, Science-based Guidance on Building Biodegradable FADs
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: September 24, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a best-practices guide — based on years of ISSF scientific research and fleet collaboration worldwide, including at skippers workshops — to help tuna fishers accelerate their use of fish aggregating device (FAD) designs with the least possible…

ISSF Welcomes Filipino Company Ocean Canning Corporation as New Participating Company

Ocean Canning Corporation Becomes One of 26 Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: September 4, 2019

Philippines company Ocean Canning Corporation is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices….

Report: At Least 1,843 Purse Seine Vessels Fishing for Tuna Worldwide Today, A Slight Decrease versus 2018 Analysis

ISSF Releases 2019 Snapshot of Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: August 7, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated “snapshot” of Large-Scale Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets report as of June 2019. The total number of purse seine vessels, calculated based on data from the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), has decreased…

Improved Monitoring, Reduced Fishing Pressure and Strengthened FAD Management Needed for Sustainable Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries

ISSF Lists Priorities for Upcoming Annual Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Meeting
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: July 22, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in for the 94th Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Bilbao, Spain, from July 22-26, 2019. “The Commission took some important steps last year, including the adoption of a technical definition for…

Sharing Best-Practice: IPNLF & ISSF Launch First Practical Reference Guide for Pole-and-Line Fishing

Location:

London, U.K.

Date: July 16, 2019

A new guidebook detailing science-based best-practices for maximising catch value and also minimising the environmental impacts of these fisheries is today jointly published by and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). The Skippers’ Guidebook to Pole-and-Line Fishing…

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Brings on Marine Research Expert as Senior Scientist

Hilario Murua, Ph.D. — Fish Population Dynamics, Assessment and Management Expert — Joins Organization’s Science Staff
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: July 2, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce the addition of Hilario Murua, Ph.D., to its science staff in the position of Senior Scientist. Dr. Murua will work with an international team of scientists facilitating the long-term sustainable use of global tuna fisheries,…

ISSF to IOTC: Listen to Your Scientists, Take Immediate Steps to Protect Yellowfin

ISSF Position Statement Outlines Top Asks for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, (202) 680-8132, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: June 12, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 23rd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Hyderabad, India, June 17-21.   ISSF’s highest priority item for IOTC is the adoption of an effective rebuilding plan for yellowfin…

What’s Fair Game on the High Seas?

Sonar Innovation Could Single Out Sustainable Tuna Species from Afar
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: June 6, 2019

Sustainability-driven new research could one day help tuna fisheries cast their nets more selectively, mitigating unintentional “bycatch” of undersized fish and off-limits species. The key development is an innovative application of electronic fish-finders like those commonly used by commercial tuna fleets. A multinational research team…

Tuna Experts Mark 10 Years of Collaboration, Come Together for Workshop on Mitigation of Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

ISSF and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Co-sponsored Six Sessions Focused on Bycatch and Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: May 8, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project co-sponsored the Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries workshop, held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, on 12-13 March 2019. The…

ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 98.5 Percent Conformance with Foundation Conservation Measures

Annual ISSF Participating Company Compliance Report Details Conformance by 25 Companies with 27 Foundation Conservation Measures
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, charlie@sqcomms.com

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: April 24, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a 98.5 percent conformance rate by 25 ISSF participating companies with all 27 ISSF conservation measures in effect in 2018, the audit period. Many of the…