Resource Roundup: ISSF Technical Reports

ISSF provides tools for RFMOs, vessel owners, participating companies, and governments to facilitate the application of science-based solutions and approaches. And ISSF monitors and reports on the status and international management of global tuna stocks.

ISSF is pleased to share recently updated technical reports. We invite you to utilize these resources in our collaborative efforts to improve the long-term sustainability of global tuna fisheries.

A Snapshot of the Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2017 

Questions and Answers about FADs and Bycatch

ISSF Skippers’ Workshops Round 6

Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. Feb. 2017


RFMO Management Database

We invite you to view ISSF’s RFMO Management Database, a keyword searchable list of the recent measures adopted by tuna RFMOs. Recently updated, the database lists measures adopted by CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC and WCPFC for stock conservation, bycatch mitigation, and monitoring, control and surveillance.

Click here to access the RFMO Management Database


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. To learn more, visit