ISSF Position Statement Calls for Better Management of Stocks and Monitoring Requirements in Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

Washington, D.C. -- December 1, 2016

Reducing catches of bigeye tuna and using non-entangling FADs to protect sharks are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) in a position statement submitted for the 13th Regular Session Meeting of the



Update to ISSF Participating Company Compliance Report Shows Improvement Across All Measures

Conformance Rate Increases to 95.6%

Washington, D.C. -- November 21, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31, 2016, across all 20 measures then in effect. ISSF Participating



Position Statement for ICCAT Annual Meeting Calls for Progress on Harvest Control Rules and FAD Management

Washington, DC -- November 10, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 20th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Vilamoura, Portugal, on 14-21 November 2016. “North and south Atlantic albacore stocks are no longer



ISSF Announces New & Amended Conservation Measures on FADs, Product Traceability, Fishing Capacity Management

Tuna fisheries conservation group expands measures for global seafood companies to more than 25 auditable best practices for sustainability

Washington, D.C. -- November 2, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the adoption of new and amended conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna stocks and to reflect ISSF participating companies’ commitment to driving positive change. The measures address the use of non-entangling fish aggregating devices,



Pacific Tuna Fisheries Expert, Advocate Joins International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Board

Dr. Transform Aqorau Lends Expertise as Latest Addition to ISSF Board

Washington, D.C. -- October 19, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that it will add Dr. Transform Aqorau to its Board of Directors. Dr. Aqorau was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), and his career in Pacific fisheries spans more than



The Majority of the Tuna Catch Comes from Abundant Stocks, But Overfishing of Some Stocks Continues

ISSF scientific report provides update on “status of the stocks”

Washington, DC -- September 21, 2016

The global commercial catch of tuna — a valuable, natural protein food source — reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, according to the ISSF Tuna Stock Status Update – 2016 (Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna) report



ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna Establish Framework for Collaboration to Promote Mutual Sustainability Goals

Recognize common views on tuna conservation and management activities in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Washington, D.C. -- August 25, 2016

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation on conservation and sustainability goals. The MOU creates a mechanism for working closely together



ISSF y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable establecen un Marco de Colaboración para Promover Metas Comunes de Sostenibilidad

Reconocen una visión común acerca de la conservación del atún y actividades de ordenación en el Océano Pacífico Oriental

Contacto ISSF: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected], [email protected] Contacto PAST: Norissa Giangola, [email protected] Washington, D.C.- 25 de agosto de 2016. La International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) y la Alianza del Pacífico por el Atún Sustentable (PAST, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron el día



Dr. Mark Maunder and Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly Lend Expertise to ISSF Committees

Stock Assessment and Modeling Expert Joins Scientific Advisory Committee; Seafood Conservation Advocate Elected Chair of Environmental Stakeholder Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 19 July 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Maunder, head of the stock assessment program at the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC),



ISSF Welcomes New Participating Companies from Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and France

Participation climbs to 28 leading seafood companies

Press Release                                                                                                                                                       Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, [email protected], [email protected] Washington, DC – 13 July 2016 – Indonesian company PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia (ATI), British tuna firm Lovering Foods, Ltd., and French company Thunnus Overseas Group (TOG) are the latest seafood