Ocean Canning Corporation Becomes One of 26 Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable
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-- September 5, 2019
Date: September 4, 2019

Philippines company Ocean Canning Corporation is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.

“We are pleased to welcome Ocean Canning Corporation as an ISSF participating company. Industry engagement is a core component of what we do and is integral in advancing our conservation objectives,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “Engaging tuna companies around the world to help them appreciate the importance of sustainably-minded practices, as well as expecting them to commit to conform to ISSF’s science-based conservation measures, is critical to improving the long term health of global tuna fisheries. And the addition of companies from Southeast Asia like Ocean Canning is evidence of the Foundation’s growing global reach.”

Ocean Canning Corporation, established in 1997, is a private tuna canner, processor and exporter based in General Santos City, Philippines.

All ISSF participating companies are independently and comprehensively audited annually to assess their compliance with ISSF’s conservation measures, the results of which are published in the ISSF compliance report and the ISSF annual report. ISSF also publishes individual compliance reports for each ISSF participating company.

ISSF launched in 2009 with eight participating companies and today has 26 industry partners, including well-known brands produced and sold in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

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. In 2019, ISSF celebrated a “Decade of Discovery” as the organization completed its tenth year of scientific research, advocacy and industry engagement. To learn more, visit iss-foundation.org, and follow ISSF on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.