ISSF Statement in Response to IATTC Special Meeting

The action by IATTC at its emergency Commission meeting held on December 22 — a meeting and decision that ISSF and its stakeholders called for earlier this month — keeps crucial “status quo” fishing effort and catch limit provisions and active FAD limits in place for 2021. This decision ensures that the…

Tuna Fisheries Management in Turbulent 2020 – The Good and the Bad

Dec. 22, 2020: See an update about IATTC’s Dec. 22 emergency meeting. This year has tested all of us, including decision-makers at the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) that manage commercial tuna stocks. All tuna RFMOs were forced to hold their annual meetings virtually or…

87% of Global Tuna Catch Comes from Stocks at Healthy Levels, While 10% Require Stronger Management

Updated ISSF Report Rates State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide

Of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide, 87% came from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the newest International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. In addition, 10% of the total tuna catch came from overfished stocks and 3% from…