Date: July 10, 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
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
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
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
FAO Species Catalogue: Scombrids 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
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
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 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 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 2014-12: Exploration of Market Viability for the Full Retention of Non-Tuna Species in Purse Seine Fisheries

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2014-14: 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 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 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 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 2018-15: 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 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

LonglineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2019-02: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria (Principle 1 and Principle 3)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
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 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

This report provides practical examples that fleets could adopt as their FAD management policies

Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2: RFMO Participation

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 3.3: Full Retention of Tunas

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP 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 Glossary

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentGlossary0
Improving communication: the key to more effective MSE processes (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationFIP ActionsOther Papers0
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
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
ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) database

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentProActive Vessel Register / Column0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, English

Download an ePub or PDF

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, English

Web version

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, French

Download an ePub or PDF

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsGuidebooks0
Purse Seine Observer Training Guide, Spanish

Download an ePub or PDF

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 2019-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineVessel Monitoring SystemsFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
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
Sea Turtle Handling and Hook Removal: A Short Training Video for Longline Fishers, Indonesian narration and subtitles

LonglineBycatch TurtlesFIP ActionsVideos0
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
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), 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, 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, 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: 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
Target strength of skipjack tuna (Katsuwanus pelamis) associated with fish aggregating devices (FADs)

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide to Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures (Infographic)

Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsInfographics0
Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADs: Measuring Acoustic Properties of Yellowfin Tuna (PDF)

Purse SeineAcousticsFIP ActionsOther Papers0
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