E News 7 May 2020

Featured Content ISSF Adds New Board Member, Two Fisheries Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee ISSF announced recent appointments to its Board of Directors and Environmental Stakeholder Committee. ISSF’s Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) elected Bill Holden of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) its Chair….

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,…

Becoming Certified: How Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine and Longline Fisheries Can Achieve MSC Standards

ISSF Reports Provide Best Practices for Tuna Purse Seine and Longline Fisheries Engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) in Pursuit of MSC Certification

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has updated two comprehensive reports that share recommendations for both purse seine and longline fisheries pursuing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an…

ISSF Announces New Conservation Measure to Bolster Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Management across Global Tuna Fisheries

Nearly 30 Seafood Companies to Commit to Purchase Only from Vessels Following Best Practices for FAD Management

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) today announced the adoption of a new conservation measure requiring that fishing vessels have publicly available fish aggregation device (FAD) management policies to comply with ISSF supply-chain recommendations for marine ecosystem health. These policies must be in line with…

ISSF Report Shows Many Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standard

Fisheries Score Poorly on Principle 1, RFMOs Score Well on Principle 3 in Updated Analysis

Only five out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations — and have earned a passing score for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principle 1 — according to independent scientists in a report published by the…

ISSF Launches Interactive Online Resource for Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIPs)

“FIP Resources Finder” helps fisheries find targeted tools and support for the Marine Stewardship Council fishery pre-assessment and certification process

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has launched its FIP Resources Finder, an online tool for fisheries that matches more than 200 ISSF reports, guidebooks, and other resources to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Performance Indicators (PIs). The Finder is designed for tuna fishery…

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)…

How Can Tropical Tuna Purse-Seine Fisheries Become MSC Certified?

ISSF report lists FAD data reporting and non-entangling FADs among best practices for tuna purse seine fisheries engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) seeking MSC certification

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a comprehensive report of recommendations, with an emphasis on fish aggregating device (FAD) usage, for purse-seine fisheries pursuing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to…

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…

Content about fisheries improvement projects and activities, or FIPs.