Date: August 1, 2018


ISSF has published its position statement in advance of the 93rd meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) August 24-30.

Out top asks for IATTC in 2018 are:

Click here to view ISSF’s IATTC position statement

Click here to view the statement in Spanish


RFMO Best Practices Snapshots

ISSF maintains a series of RFMO best practices “snapshots” that identify best practices for sustainable tuna fishing. In addition to a succinct review of the practice and why it’s needed, detailed tables compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing them.

In the lead up to the annual IATTC meeting, review our snapshots on a variety of relevant topics, from observer requirements to FAD management.

Read the ISSF snapshot on RFMO observer requirements

Read the ISSF snapshot on RFMO compliance processes

Read our companion “best-practices” technical reports on these topics


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, and follow ISSF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.