ISSF Position Statement Outlines Top Asks for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, Including More Robust Rebuilding Plan for Yellowfin Tuna

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Indian Ocean Region Must Ensure Sustainable Management of Tuna Stocks and Marine Ecosystems

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 24th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), which will take place virtually November 2-6.   The impacts of COVID-19 have challenged regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in conducting their meetings…

ISSF Annual Report Shows 99.1% Participating Company Conformance Rate with Science-based Conservation Measures, Highlights 2019 Efforts for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Biodegradable FAD Research and Fishery Improvement Projects also Reviewed

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2019 annual report today, titled Commitment and Collaboration, which presents tuna-fishery sustainability achievements in the organization’s 10th anniversary year. “From the beginning, ISSF’s tuna conservation work has required a one-world, one-planet perspective — and a consensus-building approach,…

The Year in Tuna Sustainability: Some Celebrations, Some Disappointments

Many Points on the Horizon Are Looking Much Brighter, But Regulators, Industry Remain Adrift in Challenging Seas.

One of the biggest fish in Silicon Valley, Elon Musk, stirs up turbulence with just about everything he says. But, as I reviewed 2019’s record of progress in tuna sustainability, one of his comments came back to me, calm and clear. “I’m learning patience,” he…

Improved Monitoring, Reduced Fishing Pressure and Strengthened FAD Management Needed for Sustainable Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries

ISSF Lists Priorities for Upcoming Annual Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Meeting

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in for the 94th Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Bilbao, Spain, from July 22-26, 2019. “The Commission took some important steps last year, including the adoption of a technical definition for…

ISSF to IOTC: Listen to Your Scientists, Take Immediate Steps to Protect Yellowfin

ISSF Position Statement Outlines Top Asks for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 23rd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Hyderabad, India, June 17-21.   ISSF’s highest priority item for IOTC is the adoption of an effective rebuilding plan for yellowfin…

ISSF Wants Concrete Progress on Harvest Strategies in the Indian Ocean

Position statement outlines top ISSF “asks” for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 21-25. One of ISSF’s highest priority items for IOTC is to advance the region’s management strategy evaluations (MSE)…

Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Releases New Five-Year Strategic Plan

 The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries: A Five-Year Plan, which lays out the research and advocacy organization’s mission and approach to meeting sustainability objectives over the next five years. The new strategic plan is activated…