Where We’re Headed
ISSF’s strategic plan Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries lays out the organization’s mission and approach to meeting sustainability objectives. The plan is activated through three core pillars of science, influence, and verification—encompassing tuna stock health and fisheries bycatch, outreach to Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and vessels, partnerships with tuna companies, fishery improvement support, and more.
ISSF’s ultimate objective remains to improve the sustainability of global tuna fisheries so they are capable of meeting the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard without conditions.
Where We’ve Been
An infographic-rich microsite explores five focus areas of Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries: bycatch mitigation, FADs and FAD management, illegal fishing, industry commitment, and harvest strategies. For all focus areas, ISSF cites outcomes as a result of its model of scientific research, knowledge sharing, and advocacy.
The site also highlights benchmarking tools and ISSF resources for FIPs and MSC certification efforts.
PODCAST & VIDEOS: ISSF President Susan Jackson
Listen as ISSF President Susan Jackson discusses sustainable tuna on podcast Nota Bene. The episode dives into the origins of ISSF, how companies can accelerate change in their respective industries, how NGOs can be agents of change, and some of the greatest challenges facing ISSF initiatives.
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 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.