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Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas by Catch (2011-March 2019) March 20, 2019 N/A English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 20, 2019
Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas (2011-March 2019) March 20, 2019 N/A English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 20, 2019
ISSF 2019-07: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2019* March 19, 2019 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 19, 2019
Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1) January 24, 2019 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Infographics N/A Final January 24, 2019
ISSF 2019-02: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 9, 2019 Akroyd, Gascoigne, 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 January 9, 2019
ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations April 26, 2018 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 26, 2018
ISSF 2017-08: Management of Tuna Stocks and Fisheries. Nov. 2017* November 22, 2017 ISSF English N/A RFMOs, science, Stock Status, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 22, 2017
ISSF 2016-19: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 23, 2017 Medley, Powers English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 23, 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 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment March 29, 2015 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 29, 2015
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
ISSF 2013-03: Report of the 2013 Stock Assessment Workshop. Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points for Tuna RFMOs March 8, 2013 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 8, 2013
ISSF 2012-12: Harmonisation of Purse-Seine Data Collected by Tuna RFMO Observer Programmes October 19, 2012 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Stock Status Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 19, 2012
ISSF 2012-09: Global Study on the Management of Tuna Baitfisheries August 11, 2012 Gillett English N/A Capacity Management, Pole and Line, Stock Status Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 11, 2012
ISSF 2011-01: Stock Assessments 101. How Scientists Count Tuna January 1, 2011 Restrepo English N/A science, Stock Status, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 1, 2011