Transparent Tuna Is Sustainable Tuna

A call for openness in governing one of the world’s largest fishing grounds

20 September 2017 Without participation and transparency, there is no effective governance. And without effective governance from Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), highly migratory tuna resources cannot be managed sustainably. For years, we’ve witnessed a critical governance gap at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries



ISSF Position Statement Calls for Better Management of Stocks and Monitoring Requirements in Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

Reducing catches of bigeye tuna and using non-entangling FADs to protect sharks are among the changes advocated for Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) fisheries by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) in a position statement submitted for the 13th Regular Session Meeting of the



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



Déjà vu or Progress in the Western and Central Pacific?

It is Technical and Compliance Committee (TCC) time again in the western and central Pacific Ocean with the 11th TCC meeting scheduled from 23-29 September in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. While some members have made great progress through stakeholder collaboration throughout the intersessional period, given the ongoing and pending issues again on the agenda, one wonders if we are attending TCC 10 or TCC 11? There is certainly a sense of déjà vu as we prepare for this meeting.