Tuna RFMOs in 2018

The good, the bad and where we go from here

Posted by Holly Koehler  Science-based approaches to sustainable tuna are only effective if they are implemented. That’s why ISSF advocates to tuna RFMOs and their member nations – both directly and through the efforts of ISSF participants and stakeholders – for policies and approaches that

ISSF, Pew Charitable Trusts, and BirdLife International Host Joint Side Event at WCPFC Annual Meeting

Tuna Fisheries Science and Policy Experts Present on At-Sea Transshipment, Longline Fisheries Bycatch, and FAD Management to an Audience of WCPO Fisheries Managers and More

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the Pew Charitable Trusts and BirdLife International co-hosted a side event on the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event, held yesterday on the first day of

ISSF Announces New and Amended Conservation Measures for Longline Vessels, Tuna Supply Chain and Data Reporting

Tuna fisheries conservation group expands measures for global seafood companies to increase transparency, support science-based fisheries management and more

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the adoption of two new conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna fisheries. ISSF also amended two of its existing conservation measures. Adoption of the new measures supports the expansion of ISSF efforts to the

Dynamic Decisions for Dynamic Fisheries

While ISSF and WWF staff prepare to attend the IATTC annual meeting from August 24-30, let’s recall the good outcomes from last year’s meeting in Mexico, where several important WWF recommendations and ISSF “asks” to the Commission on tropical tuna conservation in the Eastern Pacific

Yellowfin and Bigeye Catch Limit, FAD Data Improvements, and Increased Observer Coverage Top Conservation Group’s “Asks” for Sustainable Atlantic Tuna Fisheries

ISSF lists priorities for upcoming International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Meeting

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement in advance of the 25th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14-22 November 2017. “ICCAT made substantial headway last year by agreeing to

What a Difference a Year Could Make: A Wish List for WCPFC 2016

One year ago, as the 12th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) approached, we published a blog post sharing ISSF’s view of priorities and potential solutions for tuna fisheries in the WCPO region. Now that the WCFPC annual meeting is

Time for Action at the WCPFC Technical & Compliance Committee Meeting

The Committee has an important role to play in advancing priority issues at the WCPFC – from harvest strategies to longline observer coverage to assessing member compliance with WCPFC obligations

Claire van der Geest is Strategic Policy Advisor for ISSF, and Bubba Cook is the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Programme Manager at World Wide Fund for Nature. It’s Technical and Compliance Committee (TCC) time again in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO),

Fisher Training to Improve Post-Release Survival of Incidentally Captured Marine Turtles in Costa Rica

This project is an initiative of the Costa Rican Government (Fisheries Agency and Environment Ministry), and has been carried out via collaboration between the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), EcoPacific+, Submon and the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (IAC). Incidental

Improved Monitoring in the World’s Largest Tuna Fishing Ground

The whys and hows of testing EMS on longline tuna vessels in the WCPO

You can’t fix what you can’t track. That’s why monitoring is the backbone of developing sustainable tuna fisheries and, ultimately, healthy oceans. From catch composition and bycatch statistics to monitoring compliance of vessels with national or international management measures — observing, measuring, assessing and reporting