NEW: A preview of priorities for Atlantic Ocean tuna fisheries

As ISSF prepares for another ICCAT annual meeting, to ensure the long-term sustainability of Atlantic Ocean tuna stocks, we are advocating not only for the adoption of science-based conservation and management measures, but also for improvements in their implementation. Governments, ship owners, processors, environmental NGOs, and all fishers in the Atlantic Ocean, regardless of gear type, must collaborate to this end.

In a new blog, ISSF’s Dr. Victor Restrepo explores the foundation’s priorities for ICCAT this year as he examines where we’ve been and where we’d like to go when it comes to improving management of Atlantic Ocean tuna fisheries.

Read the blog here


WATCH: Dr. Meryl Williams on Women in Fisheries Research & Conservation

ISSF has released a series of videos featuring on-staff scientists and members of its volunteer Scientific Advisory Committee, who work for and advise organizations like the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, the Pacific Community (SPC), AZTI and the Marine Stewardship Council.

The videos, available on YouTube, cover two themes: “Reel Insights” feature scientists discussing their areas of expertise and sharing candid thoughts on tuna conservation and tuna science issues; in “Getting My Feet Wet,” scientists discuss their love for the sea and how they turned passions for conservation into careers.  

Watch Meryl Williams, Ph.D., Chair, Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section and Honorary Life Member, Asian Fisheries Society and the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee discuss the increase in women involved in fisheries research and in conservation


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. To learn more, visit, and follow ISSF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.