International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Releases Updated Snapshot of Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets

At least 1,871 purse seiners fishing for tunas worldwide as of June 2018 

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued an updated “snapshot” of Large-Scale Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2018, which shows about a three percent increase in the number of purse seine vessels worldwide since 2017.  Having an accurate estimate of active vessels is



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%



Mixed Results for Tuna Conservation, FAD Management and MCS Tools at IOTC

Hundreds of Indian Ocean fisheries experts, decision makers and NGO observers attended the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok recently. We saw the Commission make progress on some of ISSF’s priority “asks,” but waver on many others. Here is our



2018 Tuna Conference Highlights New Scientific Research

Now in its 69th year, The Tuna Conference in Lake Arrowhead, California, brings together scientists, students, and others concerned with tunas, billfishes and sharks. Since 2011, ISSF has provided support for the event, including travel awards for marine-science students presenting their research. The theme of