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ISSF Awards Grand Prize in Seafood Sustainability Contest






ISSF Report: 15 Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard

Most Fisheries Score Poorly on Principle 1; All Tuna RFMOs Score Well on Principle 3
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: March 19, 2020

Independent fisheries scientists in a March 2020 report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) found that four out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks worldwide are being managed to avoid overfishing and to maintain target stock biomass levels: North Atlantic Albacore, Western Pacific Skipjack,…

ISSF Awards Grand Prize in Seafood Sustainability Contest

$45,000 Winning Proposal from University of California-Santa Cruz Marine-Science Scholar Addresses Tuna Fishery Protections for Manta and Devil Rays
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: March 10, 2020

Doctoral student Melissa Cronin of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the Grand Prize winner in ISSF’s International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability Contest. She receives a $45,000 prize from ISSF for her contest entry, “Incentivizing Collaborative Release to Reduce Elasmobranch Bycatch Mortality,”…

Two Fisheries Science and Management Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

ISSF Welcomes Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Dr. Alexia Morgan and Marine Stewardship Council’s Bill Holden
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: December 4, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Alexia Morgan of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Bill Holden of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have joined the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC). Alexia Morgan, Ph.D., is the Science Lead for Tuna and…

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

ISSF Participating Companies Maintain 95 Percent or Greater Conformance Rate for Third Consecutive Year; Single Major Non-Conformance from Previous Reporting Period Remediated
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: November 26, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its fourth annual Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 99 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies with all 27 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of 2018. As…

ISSF Announces New Conservation Measure to Bolster Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Management across Global Tuna Fisheries

Nearly 30 Seafood Companies to Commit to Purchase Only from Vessels Following Best Practices for FAD Management
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: November 12, 2019

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced the adoption of a new conservation measure requiring that fishing vessels have publicly available fish aggregation device (FAD) management policies to comply with ISSF supply-chain recommendations for marine ecosystem health. These policies must be in line with…

81% of Global Tuna Catch Comes from Stocks at Healthy Levels, While 15% Require Stronger Management

Updated ISSF Report Rates State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide
Contact:

Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: October 24, 2019

Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 81% came from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the October 2019 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. In addition, 15% of the total tuna catch was from overfished stocks, and 4% was…

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, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

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, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

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, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

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, [email protected]

Location:

Washington, D.C.

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…