ISSF on Bycatch Mitigation

Finding ways to reduce or eliminate tuna fishing’s impacts on “non-target” species and the marine ecosystem – that’s been an ISSF objective from the beginning.

ISSF has researched bycatch-mitigation approaches across different fisheries and gear types, and shared our findings and recommendations with industry and tuna RFMOs. We’ve disseminated many best practices already, and new projects to discover even better ways to protect marine species and environments are underway.

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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, and follow ISSF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.