Tuna RFMOs in 2018

The good, the bad and where we go from here

Posted by Holly Koehler  Science-based approaches to sustainable tuna are only effective if they are implemented. That’s why ISSF advocates to tuna RFMOs and their member nations – both directly and through the efforts of ISSF participants and stakeholders – for policies and approaches that

Pacific Tuna Managers: Time to Adopt Stronger FAD Management and At-Sea Transshipment Regulations

With tropical tuna stocks at healthy levels in the Pacific, a chance to focus on other priority topics for sustainable fisheries

By Claire van der Geest and Bubba Cook The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is in an enviable position. All WCPFC tuna stocks — except for Pacific Bluefin tuna — are at healthy levels. That is, the ISSF Status of the Stocks report rates these

8 Recommendations for Continued Research on Reducing Ecosystem Impacts and Marine Pollution from FADs

ISSF and Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project Release Workshop Report with Insights and Ideas from Tuna Fishers, Fisheries Coordinators, and Scientists

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project have released the report, ISSF 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices’ Structure on the Ecosystem, of a recent workshop that examined options to reduce the impacts

Dynamic Decisions for Dynamic Fisheries

While ISSF and WWF staff prepare to attend the IATTC annual meeting from August 24-30, let’s recall the good outcomes from last year’s meeting in Mexico, where several important WWF recommendations and ISSF “asks” to the Commission on tropical tuna conservation in the Eastern Pacific

Yellowfin, Bigeye Tuna Conservation Measures and Harvest Strategies Top Conservation Group’s “Asks” for Sustainable Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fisheries

ISSF lists priorities for upcoming annual Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its position statement in advance of the 92nd Meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Mexico City, Mexico, from July 24-28, 2017. As top priorities, ISSF urges IATTC to: Adopt effective and enforceable tuna conservation measures

Reflections on Seven Years of Skippers Workshops Around the World

From Ghana to San Diego, collaboration between fishers and scientists is normalizing science-based sustainability practices in today’s tuna fisheries

ISSF sponsored Skippers Workshops for the seventh consecutive year in 2016, convening purse seine fishers from around the world with marine scientists to listen and learn from each other about sustainable fishing. From 2009 through 2015, we presented workshops on 4 continents and in 17

Prioridades para las Pesquerías de Atún del Pacífico Oriental

CIAT se prepara para la 90ª reunión de la Comisión. Nuestra coalición tiene una lista de cosas que nos gustaría ver a las naciones miembros logran.

La Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical (CIAT) se prepara para la 90 reunión de la Comisión, la cual se celebrará en La Jolla, California, del 21 de junio al 1 de julio de 2016 y nuestra coalición tiene una lista de cosas que nos gustaría

Priorities for Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries Ahead of Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Meeting

ISSF calls for continued advances towards Harvest Control Rules and protections for yellowfin stock

Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 erin@sqcomms.com, charlie@sqcomms.com Washington, DC – 19 May 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 20th Session Meeting of IOTC in La Reunion, France on May 23-27.

Mitigating Problematic Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries

Accounting for Conflicts between Species Groups

Eric Gilman, a fisheries advisor to The Nature Conservancy, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other organizations, is a member of ISSF’s Environmental Stakeholder Committee. Fisheries targeting tunas and other species with high reproductive rates can have large impacts on incidentally caught

Priorities for Indian Ocean Tuna Fisheries

As we ready for the 20th annual meeting of the IOTC, our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish.

Indian Ocean fishing nations are getting ready to meet for the 20th session of the Commission this May in La Reunion, France, and our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish. You can download our position statement here or you can use

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