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

8 Recommendations for Continued Research on Reducing Ecosystem Impacts and Marine Pollution from FADs

ISSF and Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Release Workshop Report with Insights and Ideas from Tuna Fishers, Fisheries Coordinators, and Scientists

Location: Washington, DC -- September 25, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project have released the report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, of a recent workshop that examined options to reduce the impacts

Strengthened FAD Management, Improved MCS and Harvest Strategies Top Conservation Group’s “Asks” for Sustainable Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries

ISSF lists priorities for upcoming annual Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission meeting

Location: Washington, DC -- August 21, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in advance of the 93rd Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in San Diego, CA, USA, from August 24-30, 2018. As top priorities, ISSF urges IATTC to: Develop harvest strategies for all key

Marine Science and Conservation Experts Join ISSF Committees

Three Seafood Conservation Advocates Round Out Environmental Stakeholder Committee; Tuna RFMO Scientist Joins Scientific Advisory Committee

Location: Washington, DC -- July 19, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) and one addition to its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).  Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Global Fisheries Coordinator Jim Humphreys, FishWise Project Director Kathleen Mullen-Ley,

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Releases Updated Snapshot of Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets

At least 1,871 purse seiners fishing for tunas worldwide as of June 2018 

Location: Washington, DC -- July 12, 2018

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated “snapshot” of Large-Scale Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2018, which shows about a three percent increase in the number of purse seine vessels worldwide since 2017.  Having an accurate estimate of active vessels is