Updated ISSF Status of the Stocks Report Shows Tuna Stock Abundance and Fishing Mortality Improvements

ISSF releases updated Status of the Stocks report; latest data shows 78% of global tuna catch from stocks at “healthy” levels

Of the total tuna catch, 78% comes from stocks at “healthy” levels, an increase of 2% since last reported, according to a November 2017 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. Eleven percent of the global catch comes from overfished stocks, and another 11% of



State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in Comprehensive ISSF Report

In total 2015 tuna catch, 76% came from stocks at healthy levels; most bluefin tuna stocks continue to be overfished

Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76% came from stocks at “healthy” levels, a decrease of 1% from 2014, according to a February 2017 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. The current percentage-from-healthy-stocks figure, while in need of improvement, has stabilized recently following several



Sustaining Tuna Fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Will this year’s WCPFC annual meeting bring progress on the sustainable management of the world’s most abundant tuna fishing grounds?

Claire van der Geest is Strategic Policy Advisor for ISSF and is based in Australia. Bubba Cook is the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Programme Manager at World Wide Fund for Nature and is based in New Zealand.   With purview over an ocean



ISSF and Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna Establish Framework for Collaboration to Promote Mutual Sustainability Goals

Recognize common views on tuna conservation and management activities in Eastern Pacific Ocean

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation on conservation and sustainability goals. The MOU creates a mechanism for working closely together



IATTC90: Some Progress, But Big Issues Yet to Be Resolved

Commission Punts Tuna Conservation to October Meeting

Holly Koehler is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), Dr. Gala Moreno is a research scientist with ISSF, and Pablo Guerrero is the eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator for WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative. All three were in



High Expectations for IATTC90

ISSF and WWF set priorities for the upcoming IATTC meeting

Holly Koehler is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, and Pablo Guerrero is the eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Smart Fishing Initiative. Beginning June 27, 2016, delegates from around the world will



Priorities for Eastern Pacific Tuna Fisheries

IATTC is getting ready for the 90th meeting of the Commission. Our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish.

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) is getting ready to meet for the 90th meeting of the Commission from­­­­­­­­­­­­ June 21 – July 1, 2016 in La Jolla, California and our coalition has a list of things we would like to see member nations accomplish. You can download



In Rebuilding Tuna Stocks Diminished by Overfishing, Study Confirms Value of Fisheries Management, Regulatory Enforcement Measures

A new study confirms that the combination of strong fisheries management and consistent enforcement of regulations is effective in helping overfished tuna stocks rebuild their populations.

Thanks to strong fisheries management and strictly enforced regulatory measures—especially total allowable catch quotas (TACs)—some heavily depleted tuna stocks are rebuilding their populations, a recent University of Washington (UW) study shows. In the paper Effects of Biological, Economic and Management Factors on Tuna and Billfish



ISSF Announces Updated Status of the Stocks

Report shows changes in Eastern Pacific bigeye tuna and Atlantic Ocean bigeye tuna ratings, among others

Washington, DC – 19 November 2015 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks today. The report compiles the scientific records of the different major tuna stocks done by each of the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations



ISSF Statement On IATTC And Pacific Bluefin Tuna

ISSF Statement On IATTC And Pacific Bluefin Tuna

ISSF is pleased that at its resumed Annual Commission meeting, which was held October 27-29th, the IATTC agreed to a reduction in the catches of Pacific bluefin in the Eastern Tropical Pacific to no more than 6,600 metric tons in 2015 and 2016 combined.



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