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ISSF Publishes Annual Report Highlighting 2020 Accomplishments for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries






ISSF Adopts New Conservation Measure Aimed at Rebuilding Yellowfin Tuna in the Indian Ocean

New Measure for ISSF Participating Companies Highlighted in Position Statement for June 2021 IOTC Annual Meeting
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: May 6, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced a new ISSF conservation measure (CM) requiring its participating companies to reduce annual sourcing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna. ISSF Conservation Measure 1.3 IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Rebuilding becomes effective in the event that the Indian Ocean Tuna…

ISSF Publishes Annual Report Highlighting 2020 Accomplishments for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Complementary Compliance Report Shows 99.4% Participating Seafood Company Conformance Rate with Science-Based Conservation Measures
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: April 22, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2020 annual report today, titled Staying the Course, which presents the organization’s tuna-fishery sustainability achievements during an unprecedented year of challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The ISSF team did more than just ‘keep on keepin’…

Seafood Sector Veteran Kevin Bixler to Chair ISSF Board

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Appoints Thai Union Group’s Global Director of Group Fish Procurement to Chair; William Gibbons-Fly, former U.S. Department of State Lead Fisheries Negotiator, Also Joins Board
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: April 15, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the appointment of Kevin Bixler as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bixler, Global Director of Group Fish Procurement for Thai Union Group, succeeds Luciano Pirovano, Director of Sustainable Development for Bolton Food, in the role….

87.6% of Global Tuna Catch Continues to Come from Stocks at Healthy Levels, While 9.6% 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: March 30, 2021

Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 87.6% of the global catch continues to be sourced from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the newest International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. In addition, 9.6% of the total tuna catch…

New ISSF Report Benchmarks Tuna RFMO Performance Against the U.N. FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

From Minimum Standards for Inspector Training to Advance Notice of Port Entry, Report Identifies IUU-Mitigation Gaps and Opportunities
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: March 18, 2021

ISSF’s new report ISSF 2021-09: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps evaluates how well the port-State measures established by tuna regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) follow an overarching international standard enacted to…

ISSF Calls for Much-Needed Reforms Toward an Effective Rebuilding Plan for Indian Ocean Yellowfin Tuna

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, IOTC Must Do Everything Possible to Hold a Productive Meeting
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: March 2, 2021

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a position statement ahead of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s (IOTC) virtual March 8-12 Special Session. The Session was called at the conclusion of the IOTC 24th Session Meeting in November 2020 in order to discuss a…

ISSF Report: 16 Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard

Now including bluefin tuna stocks, report reveals that seven stocks achieve passing score on MSC Principle 1, and most tuna RFMOs score well on MSC Principle 3
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: February 25, 2021

Independent fisheries scientists in An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria — a February 2021 report commissioned by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) — found that seven out of 23 major commercial tuna stocks worldwide are…

87% of Global Tuna Catch Comes from Stocks at Healthy Levels, While 10% 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: December 10, 2020

Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 87% came from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the newest International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. In addition, 10% of the total tuna catch came from overfished stocks and 3% from…

ISSF Position Statements Outline Priorities for Three Tuna RFMOs as They Prepare for Online Annual Meetings

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, ICCAT, IATTC and WCPFC Must Take Action to Ensure Continued Management of Tuna Stocks and Ocean Ecosystems
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: November 19, 2020

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published its position statements in advance of three regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) meetings this fall: the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Annual Meeting, which is being conducted by correspondence; the Inter-American Tropical Tuna…

Newest ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 99.4 Percent Conformance with ISSF Conservation Measures

24 of 25 Companies Were Fully Compliant with All 27 Measures Audited, Compared to 22 in the April 2020 Report
Contact:

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

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Date: November 6, 2020

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its fifth annual Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 99.4 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies with all 27 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of October 1,…