Featured Blog

ISSF’s Holly Koehler writes in her blog 3 Ways Fisheries Managers Can Pivot on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, “Fisheries management leaders should recognize the gaps in data that will inevitably follow suspensions of human observer requirements and adjust policies and strategies to start filling in those gaps.”

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New Technical Report

ISSF technical report Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard describes best practices in collecting fisheries information to monitor fishing activities relative to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scoring indicators.

Best-practice monitoring activities are described for each MSC Performance Indicator (PI) based on data needs to ensure effective and enforceable sustainable fishery management as well as to identify data monitoring systems, sources, and technology that can be used to collect this information. 

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Featured Video | Meet the Scientist: Dr. Keith Sainsbury

The ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises the world’s leading marine and fisheries scientists. In addition to offering guidance on ISSF research priorities and supporting the technical reports ISSF publishes, the Committee provides reference material for the Board of Directors to consider prior to taking action on sustainability efforts.

Get to know SAC member Dr. Keith Sainsbury  


Tuna Facts 

RFMOs should require vessel monitoring systems (VMS) data be transmitted at least every 2 hours


About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. Helping global tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF's ultimate objective. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org, and follow ISSF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.