Date: July 9, 2018
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A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Number of FAD Deployments and the Number of FAD Sets for the EPO Purse-Seine Fishery (PDF)

Purse SeineFADsPreassessmentOther Papers0
Active Region Auth

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that a vessel is authorized to fish in regions where it is active, as per ISSF Conservation Measure 1.1

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts (Infographic)

This infographic explains how tuna fishers use FADs and lists four main ways that FADs affect non-target species (such as sharks and sea turtles) and ocean ecosystems.

Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsInfographics0
Banning Is Not Enough: The Complexities of Oceanic Shark Management by Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Papers0
Behaviour and Vulnerability of Target and Non-Target Species at Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery Determined by Acoustic Telemetry

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Bycatch Mitigation for Silky Sharks: Testing Methods to Keep Silky Sharks Out of Tuna Fishing Nets

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsVideos0
Cannery Data Reports

Provision of cannery data information as a source of operational data for RFMOs. ISSF participating companies provide this type of data following ISSF CM 2.2.

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineOperational DataFIP ActionsOperational Data0
Collaborative Study of Tropical Tuna CPUE from Multiple Indian Ocean Longline Fleets in 2017

LonglineOperational DataFIP ActionsNON-ISSF Tools0
Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed At-Sea Transshipment Guide (PDF)

Best practices for at-sea transshipment collaboratively developed by the NGO Tuna Forum

LonglineGeneralFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries Guide (PDF)

Best practices for Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) fisheries collaboratively developed by the NGO Tuna Forum

Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Draft WCPFC E-Monitoring Standard Data Fields for Operational Longline Observer Data (PDF)

LonglineObserver Electronic Monitoring SystemsFIP ActionsElectronic Monitoring Systems0
Electronic Monitoring Systems

ISSF can provide guidance and share existing studies/projects on electronic monitoring systems from different fisheries.

Longline, Purse SeineObserver Electronic Monitoring SystemsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Services0
Electronic Reporting

ISSF can provide guidance and share existing studies/projects on electronic reporting from different fisheries.

Longline, Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Services0
Electronic Reporting and Electronic Management Systems (WWF-FFA) (Infographic) (PDF)

Simplified materials to improve crew engagement in EmEr systems

Longline, Purse SeineObserver Electronic Monitoring SystemsFIP ActionsNON-ISSF Tools0
FAD Watch: a collaborative initiative to minimize the impact of FADs in coastal ecosystems

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsNON-ISSF Tools0
FAO Species Catalogue: Marine Mammals of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
FAO Species Catalogue: Scombrids of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
FAO Species Catalogue: Sharks of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
FAO Species Catalogue: Vol. 11, Sea Turtles of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
FAO Species Catalogue: Vol. 5, Billfishes of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Fisheryprogress.org Website and Resources

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
Flagged RFMO

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that a vessel is flagged to a Member or Cooperating Non-Member of the relevant RFMO, as per ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
From biodegradable to biodegradable FADs (PDF)

See p. 37, Doc. No. j-FAD_08/2017

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsPreassessmentFADs0
Full Tuna Retention

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement on full tuna (skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye) retention as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.3

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Good Practices to Reduce the Mortality of Sharks and Rays Caught Incidentally by the Tropical Tuna Purse Seiners (PDF)

Detailed handling protocols for sharks and rays

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsOther Papers0
How Far Are We from Discriminating Tuna Species at FADs?

At the link, see p. 35 in Doc. No. j-FAD_07/2017.

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
ICCAT North Atlantic Albacore Management Strategy Evaluation Process (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationPreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
ISSF / IPNLF Skippers' Guidebook to Pole-and-Line Fishing Best Practices (PDF)

Pole and LineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
ISSF 2010-02: Bellagio Framework For Sustainable Tuna Fisheries. Bellagio Conference, May 2010

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocationPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2011-02: Report of the 2011 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop. Stock-Recruitment Relationships and Juvenile and Small Tuna Mortality.

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2011-11A: Allocation of Rights in the International Environmental Context. Napa Conference, Feb 2011

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocationPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2011-13: Allocation of Property Rights in Global Tuna Fisheries. Cordoba Conference, Sep 2011

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocation, CapacityPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2012-05: A Review of Bycatch in the Indian Ocean Gillnet Tuna Fleet Focussing on India and Sri Lanka

GillnetGillnetFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2012-09: Global Study on the Management of Tuna Baitfisheries

Pole and LineBaitfishFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2012-10: Report of the 2012 Stock Assessment Workshop. Understanding Purse Seine CPUE

Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2012-12: Harmonisation of Purse-Seine Data Collected by Tuna RFMO Observer Programmes

Purse SeineObserverFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2013-03: Report of the 2013 Stock Assessment Workshop. Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points for Tuna RFMOs

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2013-09: Sustainable Fishery Agreements: Strategies for Enforcement & Compliance. Maui Conferences, Jan 2013

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP ActionsOther Papers0
ISSF 2014-03: Report of the ISSF Workshop on FADs as Ecological Traps

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2014-12: Exploration of Market Viability for the Full Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2014-13: Report of the 2014 ISSF Capacity Transfer Workshop

Purse SeineCapacityFIP ActionsOther Workshops0
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2015-02: Preliminary Study of the Relative Fishery Impacts on Non-Tuna Species Caught in Tuna Fisheries

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2015-10: Global Comparison of Post Release Survival of Silky Sharks Caught by Tropical Tuna Purse Seiners

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2016-03: Unique Vessel Identifiers. Application to vessels less than 24 metres, 100GT or 100GRT

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2016-09: Training of Costa Rican Longline Fishermen, Observers and Government Agencies on Sea Turtles Survival

Workshop on turtles post-release survival in longline tuna fisheries

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2016-16: Implementation of Pilot Projects to Explore the Market Viability of Full-Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2016-17: Mitigation of Silky Shark Bycatch in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2016-18A: Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs), English

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (ENG)

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2016-18B: Taller sobre el Uso de Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces Biodegradables (DCPs), Spanish

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (ESP)

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2016-18C: Atelier sur l’utilisation de Dispositifs de Concentration des Poissons (DCP) Biodégradables, French

Biodegradable FADs - Workshop Report (FRA)

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2017-01: Computing a Global Rate of Non-Target Species Catch (Bycatch) in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineBycatch allPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2017-04: Questions and Answers About FADs and Bycatch

Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2017-06: A Summary of Bycatch Issues and ISSF Mitigation Activities to Date in Purse-Seine Fisheries, with Emphasis on FADs

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2017-07: Towards Global Non-Entangling Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Use in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Through a Participatory Approach

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2017-08: Management of Tuna Stocks and Fisheries. Nov. 2017

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2018-03: Efficiency of Electronic Monitoring on FAD-Related Activities by Supply Vessels in the Indian Ocean

Purse SeineSupply VesselsFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineObserver Electronic Monitoring SystemsFIP Actions, PreassessmentElectronic Monitoring Systems0
ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs

Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2018-07: Design Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets

Biodegradable FADs - Ghana Workshop Report

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2018-18: Reporting and Transparency of Catch and/or Effort Quotas in Tuna RFMOS: A Survey Paper

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocation, CapacityFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices' Structure on the Ecosystem, English

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2018-19B: Taller para la Reduccion del Impacto de la Estructura de los Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces en el Ecosistema, Spanish

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentFADs0
ISSF 2018-20: Compendium of ISSF At-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities as of September 2018

Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

LonglineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2019-01: ISSF Skippers' Workshops Round 8

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSkippers Workshops0
ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries | Rome, Italy, 12-13 March 2019

The workshop focused on six sessions: (1) Bycatch of the tuna purse seine fishery, (2) sharks and rays, (3) small bigeye and yellowfin tuna, (4) FAD structure impacts, (5) FAD management, and, (6) looking ahead: the next 10 years. Hyperlink to presentations available in the Introduction section of the report.

Purse SeineFADsPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2: RFMO Participation

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 2.1: Product Traceability

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 2.3: Product Labeling by Species and Area of Capture

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 2.4: Supply Chain Transparency, Audit, Reporting and Purchase Requirements

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.1: Sharks

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.2: Large-Scale Pelagic Driftnets Prohibition

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.3: Full Retention of Tunas

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.4: Skipper Best Practices

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.5: Transactions with Vessels that Use Only Non-entangling FADs

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 3.6: Transactions with Vessels Implementing Best Practices for Sharks and Sea Turtles

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 4.4: Transshipment

Purse SeineTransshipmentFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 6.1: Transaction Ban for Large-Scale Purse-Seine Vessels not Actively Fishing for Tuna as of December 31, 2012

Purse SeineCapacityFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 7.1 (a): Controlled Vessels - Purse Seine and Supply & Tender

Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 7.1 (b): Controlled Vessels - Longline

LonglineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 7.4: Supply and Tender Vessels

Purse SeineSupply VesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Glossary

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentGlossary0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, English

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, French

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Indonesian

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Japanese

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Korean

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Simplified Chinese

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Spanish

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Tagalog

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Traditional Chinese

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide, Vietnamese

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
ISSF Skippers Workshops -- General Description

Longline, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSkippers Workshops0
Improving communication: the key to more effective MSE processes (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationFIP ActionsOther Papers0
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Database

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentUnique Vessel Identifiers0
Longline Fisheries -- Bycatch Mitigation for Seabirds: Hook Removal Equipment

LonglineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsVideos0
Marine Stewardship Council Guidance for Using the MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) (PDF)

Tool to benchmark and track fisheries as they progress towards sustainability and MSC certification

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
NE FADs

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that the vessel's company has a policy on the use of non-entangling FADs, as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.5

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
No L-S Driftnet

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that there is no known use of large-scale drifnets by the vessel as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.2

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Not IUU Listed

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that a vessel does not appear on any tuna RFMO IUU vessel list, as per ISSF Conservation Measures 5.1 and 5.2

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Observer

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement on observer coverage for the vessel's type and size as per ISSF Conservation Measure 4.3

Purse SeineObserverFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
OnBoard SPC App

Electronic fishing logsheet and e-reporting for the WCPFC area. This app allow longline vessels to connect and send data to Tufman 2 Database.

LonglineGeneralFIP ActionsNON-ISSF Tools0
Options for Managing FAD Impacts on Target Tuna Stocks (PDF)

Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Potential Use of Cannery Receipt Data for the Scientific Work of the WCPFC (PDF)

Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineOperational DataFIP ActionsOther Papers0
ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) database

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Protecting Sharks: Reducing Shark Bycatch in Purse Seine Fisheries (Infographic)

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsInfographics0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, English

Web version

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, English

Download an ePub or PDF

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, French

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, Spanish

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
RFMO Position Statements

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAdvocacyFIP ActionsAdvocacy0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2018-09: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs

Purse SeineSupply VesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2018-12: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices

Purse SeineObserverFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2019-03: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations

Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineTransshipmentFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2019-04: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2019-05: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2019-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVessel Monitoring SystemsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
RFMO best practices papers - ISSF 2019-10: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineComplianceFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
Reducing FAD Impacts on Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems (Infographic)

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentInfographics0
Report card on ecosystem-based fisheries management in tuna regional fisheries management organizations

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineEcosystemPreassessmentOther Papers0
Report of the Expert Consultation Workshop on Management Strategy Evaluation (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationPreassessmentOther Papers0
Report on analyses of the 2016/2018 PNA FAD tracking programme

Example of analyses of FAD trajectory data provided to RFMO scientific bodies

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
Retaining Bycatch to Avoid Wastage of Fishery Resources: How Important Is Bycatch Landed by Purse-Seiners in Abidjan? (PDF)

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationPreassessmentOther Papers0
Review of Purse Seine Logbooks Used in the ICCAT Area and Recommendations for a Harmonised Form (PDF)

Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Saving Albatrosses: How to Reduce Seabird Bycatch -- Tuna Longline Fisheries, English

LonglineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsVideos0
Saving Sea Turtles, English (Infographic)

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsInfographics0
Saving Sea Turtles, Spanish (Infographic)

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsInfographics0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Chinese subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, English narration

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Indonesian narration and subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Indonesian subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Korean subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Portuguese subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Spanish narration

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
Shark Finning Policy

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that the vessel's company has a policy prohibiting shark finning, as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.1.a

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Shark Finning Prohibition Transactions (I)

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement that there is no known recent finding of the vessel conducting shark finning, as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.1.a

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Side Events on Harvest Strategies, Harvest Control Rules, Management Strategy Evaluations, or Other Topics

Fisheries improvement stakeholders have an opportunity to organize side events in collaboration with ISSF on a topic relevant to FIPs (e.g, harvest strategies, harvest control rules, management strategy evaluations, or other topics). Use the FIP Support Form to contact us.

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineSide EventsFIP ActionsAdvocacy0
Skipper WS / Guidebook

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement on skipper education as per ISSF Conservation Measure 3.4

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Chinese Simplified

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Chinese Traditional

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, English

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, English

Web version

LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, French

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Indonesian

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Japanese

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Korean

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Spanish

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Tagalog

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices, Vietnamese

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LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Chinese Simplified

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Chinese Traditional

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, English

Web version

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, English

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, French

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Indonesian

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Japanese

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Korean

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Spanish

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGlossary0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Tagalog

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Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Skippers' Guidebook to Sustainable Purse Seine Fishing Practices, Vietnamese

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Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), Bahasa (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), English (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), French (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), Japanese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), Korean (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Brine Frozen Condition), Spanish (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Bahasa (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Chinese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), English (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), French (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Japanese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Korean (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Spanish (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh But Less than Ideal Condition), Vietnamese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), Bahasa (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), English (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), French (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), Japanese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), Korean (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), Spanish (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: All Regions, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna (Fresh Condition), Vietnamese (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Atlantic Ocean, Sharks-1 (ICCAT) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Atlantic Ocean, Sharks-2 (ICCAT) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Atlantic Ocean, Tuna and Tuna-Like Species (ICCAT) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Bay of Bengal, Tuna Species (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indian Ocean, Billfish (IOTC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indian Ocean, Marine Turtles (IOTC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indian Ocean, Seabirds (IOTC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indian Ocean, Sharks and Rays (IOTC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indian Ocean, Tuna and Tuna-like Species (IOTC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Indonesia, Tuna Species (PDF)

Gillnet, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Billfish, Sharks, Rays, Tuna-like and Non-Tuna Finfish in the WCPO (WCPFC - Photographic ID guide) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Non-target Fish Species Taken in WCPO Purse Seine Fisheries (Photographic ID Guide) (PDF)

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Seabirds (AMFA) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and LineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Seabirds (NOAA -- Hawaii) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Seabirds (NOAA -- Pacific Islands Region)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SeabirdsFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Sharks (SPC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Pacific Ocean, Turtles (SPC) (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guide: Vietnam, Tuna Species (PDF)

Gillnet, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Species Identification Guides

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Best Practices Report: Minimizing and Managing the Impact of Fisheries on Marine Food Webs

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineEcosystemFIP Actions, PreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership: Best Practices for Reducing Bycatch in Longline Tuna Fisheries (PDF)

LonglineBycatch allFIP ActionsNON-ISSF Tools0
Target strength of skipjack tuna (Katsuwanus pelamis) associated with fish aggregating devices (FADs)

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Testing Designs and Identify Options to Mitigate Impacts of Drifting FADs on the Ecosystem

Pole and Line, Purse SeineFADsFIP ActionsFADs0
The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide to Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures (Infographic)

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsInfographics0
The International Challenge of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (Infographic)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsPreassessmentInfographics0
The Journey: IOTC Skipjack Harvest Control Rules (Infographic)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationPreassessmentInfographics0
Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADs: Measuring Acoustic Properties of Yellowfin Tuna (PDF)

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Tuna Management Workshops (ABNJ Common Oceans)

Workshop on tuna fisheries management (harvest strategies, harvest control rules, managements strategy evaluation)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP ActionsOther Workshops0
Turtle conservation projects endorsed by ISSF

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsTurtles0
Turtles, Marine Mammals and Seabirds: ID & Handling (NOAA - Pacific Islands Region)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSpecies Identification Guides0
Unique Vessel Identifier (UVI) Database

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentUnique Vessel Identifiers0
Unique Vessel Identifiers (UVI)

PVR column that displays level of compliance with ISSF's requirement on UVI numbers for the vessel's type and size as per ISSF Conservation Measures 4.1 and 4.2

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVesselsFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Utilization and Trade of Faux-Poisson Landed in Abidjan (PDF)

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP ActionsOther Papers0
WCPFC Harvest Strategy and Reference Points

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationPreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
What Does Well-Managed FAD Use Look Like within a Tropical Purse Seine Fishery? (PDF)

Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Papers0
Who Determines Sustainability? (PDF)

Publication on history and status of fishery certifications (including MSC) and FIPs

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralPreassessmentNON-ISSF Tools0
View MSC Fisheries Standard Page