NEW! ISSF Asks for IATTC
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:
- Develop harvest strategies for all key tuna species.
- Strengthen monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) measures to support data collection, including addressing the possible use of small class purse seine vessels as supply and tender vessels.
- Strengthen FAD management through science-based measures.
- Increase the observer coverage requirement for longline vessels and adopt a binding measure for the safety of human observers.
- Strengthen the IATTC compliance assessment process.
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 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 https://iss-foundation.org/, and follow ISSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.