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Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Non-Entangling and Biodegradable FADs Guide August 20, 2019 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Ecosystem, FADs, Ghost Fishing, Non-Entangling FADs, RFMOs, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Skippers Workshops Bycatch, Guides & Best Practices, Non-Entangling FADs N/A Final August 20, 2019
ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries July 31, 2019 Gala Moreno, Hilario Murua, Holly Koehler, Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Hilario Murua, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 31, 2019
ISSF / IPNLF Skippers' Guidebook to Pole-and-Line Fishing Best Practices July 11, 2019 IPNLF, ISSF English N/A Best Practices, Pole and Line, Skippers Guidebook, Tuna Guides & Best Practices N/A Final July 11, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Compliance Processes July 5, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final July 5, 2019
ISSF 2019-10: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* July 5, 2019 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 5, 2019
RFMO Best Practice Performance January 18, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 18, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Transshipment Regulation January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Vessel Monitoring Systems January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: IUU Vessel Listing January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019
ISSF 2019-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* January 15, 2019 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
ISSF 2019-05: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* January 15, 2019 van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
ISSF 2019-04: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* January 15, 2019 van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, van der Geest, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: FAD Management January 7, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Purse Seine, Tuna, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 7, 2019
Addressing FAD Ecological Impacts: Research & Best Practices to Reduce Bycatch and Ocean Debris December 10, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, science Technical Reports N/A Final December 10, 2018
Reducing FAD Impacts on Ocean & Coastal Ecosystems November 13, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Biodegradable FADs, FADs, Ghost Fishing, science Infographics N/A N/A November 13, 2018
ISSF 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification November 12, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 12, 2018
Poster of Bycatch Best Practices (Vietnamese Translation) September 6, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops Bycatch, Translated N/A N/A September 6, 2018
FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard May 9, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A N/A May 9, 2018
ISSF 2018-12: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* April 25, 2018 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 25, 2018
ISSF 2018-10: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 23, 2018 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 23, 2018
ISSF 2018-09: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* April 18, 2018 Koehler, Moreno English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 18, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Treatment of Supply & Tender Vessels by RFMO April 16, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 16, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Observer Requirements April 13, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 13, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Authorised Vessel Lists April 13, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 13, 2018
ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs March 12, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Justel-Rubio, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 12, 2018
Poster of Bycatch Best Practices (Indonesian Translation) March 7, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops Bycatch, Translated N/A N/A March 7, 2018
Poster of Bycatch Best Practices (Korean Translation) March 7, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops Bycatch, Translated N/A N/A March 7, 2018
Poster of Bycatch Best Practices (Chinese Translation) March 7, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops Bycatch, Translated N/A N/A March 7, 2018
Best Bycatch Release Practices in Tuna Purse Seiners March 7, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops Bycatch N/A N/A March 7, 2018
ISSF 2016 Annual Report May 19, 2017 N/A English N/A Best Practices, ISSF Annual Report N/A N/A May 19, 2017
The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide To Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures May 13, 2015 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine Infographics N/A N/A May 13, 2015