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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
FAO Species Catalogue: Sharks of the World

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP 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
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 2012-12: Harmonisation of Purse-Seine Data Collected by Tuna RFMO Observer Programmes

Purse SeineObserverFIP ActionsTechnical 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 2015-10: Global Comparison of Post Release Survival of Silky Sharks Caught by Tropical Tuna Purse Seiners

Purse SeineBycatch SharksFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2016-16: 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 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 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 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineMSC Principle 2PreassessmentTechnical 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 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
ISSF Skippers Workshops -- General Description

Longline, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSkippers Workshops0
ISSF Skippers Workshops -- Resources and Certification

Longline, Purse SeineBycatch allFIP ActionsSkippers Workshops0
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
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 2018-12: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices

Purse SeineObserverFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
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
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), 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, 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, Sharks (SPC) (PDF)

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

Gillnet, 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
Utilization and Trade of Faux-Poisson Landed in Abidjan (PDF)

Purse SeineRetention / UtilizationFIP 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