ISSF Publishes Annual Report Highlighting 2020 Accomplishments for Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

Complementary Compliance Report Shows 99.4% Participating Seafood Company Conformance Rate with Science-Based Conservation Measures

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2020 annual report today, titled Staying the Course, which presents the organization’s tuna-fishery sustainability achievements during an unprecedented year of challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The ISSF team did more than just ‘keep on keepin’…

Seafood Sector Veteran Kevin Bixler to Chair ISSF Board

International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Appoints Thai Union Group’s Global Director of Group Fish Procurement to Chair; William Gibbons-Fly, former U.S. Department of State Lead Fisheries Negotiator, Also Joins Board

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the appointment of Kevin Bixler as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bixler, Global Director of Group Fish Procurement for Thai Union Group, succeeds Luciano Pirovano, Director of Sustainable Development for Bolton Food, in the role….

ISSF Adds WWF’s Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, Noted Fisheries and Seafood Economist, to Environmental Stakeholder Committee

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Vishwanie Maharaj, the lead for tunas and other multilateral fisheries at World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), is appointed to its Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC). “Dr. Maharaj is a strong addition to our already deep bench of…

ISSF Welcomes SAPMER as New Participating Company

SAPMER Joins World’s Leading Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable

SAPMER is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices.​ “SAPMER‘s decision to become an…

ISSF Adds New Board Member; Two Fisheries Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

MSC’s Bill Holden Joins ISSF Board; Sara Lewis of FishWise and Dr. Tom Pickerell of Global Tuna Alliance join Environmental Stakeholder Committee

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today 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. In that role, he also joins the ISSF Board of…

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,…

ISSF Awards Grand Prize in Seafood Sustainability Contest

$45,000 Winning Proposal from University of California-Santa Cruz Marine-Science Scholar Addresses Tuna Fishery Protections for Manta and Devil Rays

Doctoral student Melissa Cronin of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the Grand Prize winner in ISSF’s International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Seafood Sustainability Contest. She receives a $45,000 prize from ISSF for her contest entry, “Incentivizing Collaborative Release to Reduce Elasmobranch Bycatch Mortality,”…

Two Fisheries Science and Management Experts Appointed to ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee

ISSF Welcomes Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Dr. Alexia Morgan and Marine Stewardship Council’s Bill Holden

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today that Dr. Alexia Morgan of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Bill Holden of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have joined the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC). Alexia Morgan, Ph.D., is the Science Lead for Tuna and…

ISSF Welcomes Filipino Company Ocean Canning Corporation as New Participating Company

Ocean Canning Corporation Becomes One of 26 Seafood Companies Working to Make Tuna Fisheries More Sustainable

Philippines company Ocean Canning Corporation is the latest seafood company to join in the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). ISSF participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for sustainable tuna fishery management and encourage the adoption of responsible fishing practices….

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