ISSF Position Statements Outline Priorities for Three Tuna RFMOs as They Prepare for Online Annual Meetings
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 conducting its work by correspondence; the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) 95th Meeting, to be held virtually from November 30-December 4; and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) 17th Regular Session, which will be held virtually from December 8-15.
“In early November, nearly 200 participants took to their computers for a week-long virtual discussion about Indian Ocean fishery management needs and how to address the growing chorus of concern around effective tuna conservation in the region. The yellowfin tuna stock, the health of which has been at risk for years, was top of mind.”
In a new blog, ISSF’s Holly Koehler and Hilario Murua review and react to this year’s IOTC annual meeting.
Participating Company Compliance Over Time
Our “Change Over Time” graphic tracks the percentage of ISSF participating companies that are in conformance, minor non-conformance, or major non-conformance with ISSF conservation measures. This graphic tracks compliance based on data published in November 2020 in the Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report.
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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.