ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 97 Percent Conformance with Foundation Conservation Measures

Compliance is 100% on product traceability; areas for improvement include data submission to RFMOs and observer coverage on tuna vessels

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a 97 percent conformance rate among the 27 ISSF participating companies audited, with all 22 ISSF conservation measures in effect during the audit period. Approximately 75%

Update to ISSF Participating Tuna Company Compliance Report Shows 100 Percent Conformance

Conformance with Conservation Measures Demonstrates Continuous Progress

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a first-ever conformance rate of 100 percent by 28 ISSF participating companies with all 21 ISSF conservation measures in effect as of December 31, 2016.

Update to ISSF Participating Company Compliance Report Shows Improvement Across All Measures

Conformance Rate Increases to 95.6%

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, which shows a conformance rate of 95.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies as of October 31, 2016, across all 20 measures then in effect. ISSF Participating

ISSF Welcomes New Participating Companies from Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and France

Participation climbs to 28 leading seafood companies

Press Release                                                                                                                                                       Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132, erin@sqcomms.com, charlie@sqcomms.com Washington, DC – 13 July 2016 – Indonesian company PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia (ATI), British tuna firm Lovering Foods, Ltd., and French company Thunnus Overseas Group (TOG) are the latest seafood

ISSF Terminates JFE Shoji as Participating Company

Company’s non-compliance with ISSF conservation measures results in its termination

Press Release                                                                                                                                                       Contact:                 Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-680-8132 erin@sqcomms.com, charlie@sqcomms.com Washington, DC – 22 May 2016 — The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the termination of tuna trader JFE Shoji Trade America Inc. as an ISSF participant, due

More Transparent than Ever

When the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s (ISSF) Participating Companies agreed to follow the Foundation’s list of Conservation Measures, they knew that independent compliance auditing would be necessary to independently assess conformance and also to track performance over time. With the level of detail in this year’s audit, it has become even more obvious that the independent audit is an indispensable part of the process. Not only does it keep things in check, it has proven to be the most effective way to track detailed progress and reveal gaps that need additional work. During MRAG Americas’ recent audit of the Participating Companies to assess conformance with the 2014 conservation measures and commitments, we took things further than in year’s past. We shared our preliminary findings with all of the individual companies and a dialogue period allowed all parties to discuss the information submitted and to provide additional information to assist us in reaching accurate and well-supported conclusions. The final audit results were based, then, on a more thorough review of all relevant information, resulting in the most clarity in ISSF auditing results MRAG Americas has ever been able to report, as well as the ability for ISSF to track continuous improvement. Not only does this serve the primary audit and compliance purposes, but perhaps more importantly, it gives a clear picture of where everyone is, and helps chart a course for where they need to be.