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ISSF VOSI Audit Policy October 12, 2020 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance N/A Final October 12, 2020
VOSI Application Form October 8, 2020 ISSF English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Applications N/A Final October 8, 2020
ISSF 2020-15: Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard September 8, 2020 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report September 8, 2020
Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1) March 17, 2020 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Infographics N/A Final March 17, 2020
RFMO Performance (MSC Principle 3 Averages) March 17, 2020 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, RFMOs Infographics N/A Final March 17, 2020
ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an Emphasis on FADs* March 16, 2020 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Moreno, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification* March 16, 2020 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-09: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* March 10, 2020 J. Akroyd, J. Gascoigne, P.A.H. Medley English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 10, 2020
FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard September 24, 2019 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A Final September 24, 2019
MSC Fishery Scoring Process July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles & Performance Indicators) July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles) July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
Fishery Improvement Project Process July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
ISSF Resources for FIP Workplan Activity, by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicator May 25, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification N/A N/A May 25, 2018
ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2 May 22, 2018 Bostrom, Guadian, Medley, Southall, Zollett English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 22, 2018
ISSF 2018-16: MSC Principle 2 Pre-assessment Report Materials May 21, 2018 ISSF English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Technical Report May 21, 2018
Sixth Tuna Management Workshop Takes Best Practices to West Africa Through Two Days of Hands-on Trainings January 30, 2018 N/A English N/A Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MSC Certification, Tuna N/A N/A January 30, 2018
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A Preliminary Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of Fishing for Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria February 3, 2017 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, MSC Certification, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Technical Report February 3, 2017
Summary - An Evaluation Of The Sustainability Of Global Tuna Stocks Relative To Marine Stewardship Council Criteria August 13, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A August 13, 2015
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The ISSF Analysis of Tuna Fisheries Against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators (PIs) July 28, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A July 28, 2015
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs - March 2015 April 8, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Report N/A N/A April 8, 2015
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee October 30, 2014 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Skipjack Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Meeting Report October 30, 2014
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs June 6, 2014 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Report N/A N/A June 6, 2014