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A new infographic shows how purse-seine tuna vessels should configure and operate their electronic monitoring systems (EMS). Based on the ISSF report Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries, it indicates which features and processes should be in place before, during, and after the fishing trip. 

EMS, if properly designed and installed, can be considered a reliable and accurate method to estimate catches onboard vessels and to independently assess vessel compliance with regulations.

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ISSF Adds WWF’s Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, Noted Fisheries and Seafood Economist, to Environmental Stakeholder Committee

ISSF announced that Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, the lead for tunas and other multilateral fisheries at World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), is appointed to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC).

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Decrease in Purse Seine Vessels Authorised to Fish for Tuna

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El número de atuneros cerqueros se redujo un 6,6 % en el último año según datos de ISSF 

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ISSF tallies 7% decline in registered worldwide tuna purse seiner fleet

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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.