ISSF Releases Interactive “Status of the Stocks Tool”

Dashboard allows users to visualize and export data on tuna-stock health and catch worldwide

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has developed a new data-visualization tool based on its long-running and widely followed Status of the Stocks report. The “Status of the Stocks Tool” is located on the ISSF website and accessible through the Status of the Stocks overview



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

Some stocks fail to meet minimum standard due to lack of well-defined harvest control rules

Only six out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations because the majority of the stocks are not protected by well-defined harvest control rules (HCRs) from Regional Fishing Management Organizations (RFMOs), according to independent scientists in a report published by the International



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



ISSF Report Shows Management of Many Tuna Stocks Falling Short of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainability Standards

Wider adoption by RFMOs of clear harvest control rules can help to prevent overfishing and stock depletion

Only 11 of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations, in part because the majority (16) of them are not protected by well-defined harvest control rules (HCRs) from Regional Fishing Management Organizations (RFMOs), according to independent



The Majority of the Tuna Catch Comes from Abundant Stocks, But Overfishing of Some Stocks Continues

ISSF scientific report provides update on “status of the stocks”

The global commercial catch of tuna — a valuable, natural protein food source — reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, according to the ISSF Tuna Stock Status Update – 2016 (Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna) report



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 worsening status of Indian Ocean Yellowfin

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                             Contact:         Erin Grandstaff and Charlie Patterson, +1 202-618-6000 erin@sqcomms.com, charlie@sqcomms.com   Washington, DC – 23 February 2016 – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks today. The report compiles the



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



Updated Report Measures How Global Tuna Stocks Stack Up Against the MSC Standard

ISSF released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the world’s most widely recognized certification schemes for sustainable seafood.