Date: August 28, 2019

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New Resources: Tuna FIPs and MSC Tuna Fisheries

A new table on the ISSF website lists tuna fishery improvement projects (FIPs) that have profile pages on the site.

Each tuna FIP name in the table is linked to its description. The FIP types and stages are defined by Fishery Progress in its FIP Glossary. You can sort and filter the table by column.

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A second table shows tuna fisheries worldwide that either have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or are currently undergoing a full assessment to become certified. Helping tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the MSC certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF’s ultimate objective.

Tuna fishery names are linked to their pages on the MSC Track a Fishery site. You can sort or filter by column.

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More on FIPs

FIP Resources Finder

ISSF maintains a FIP Resources Finder, an online tool that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators(PIs).

The Finder is designed for tuna fishery improvement projects (FIPs) seeking information and support to address issues in fisheries, earn passing scores on MSC PIs, to achieve MSC fishery certification and ultimately to close conditions in a certified fishery. The tool is also designed for use by fisheries undergoing pre-assessments against the MSC Fisheries Standard. 

Learn more here



Featured Video

Marine-science graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in helping to pioneer the next generation of sustainable tuna fishing initiatives — especially to reduce bycatch and protect ocean ecosystems — are invited to submit their ideas to the first-ever International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability Contest.

Watch a video about the contest

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. In 2019, ISSF celebrated a “Decade of Discovery” as the organization completed its tenth year of scientific research, advocacy and industry engagement. To learn more, visit, and follow ISSF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.