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

Fisheries Score Poorly on Principle 1, RFMOs Score Well on Principle 3 in Updated Analysis

Only five out of 19 major commercial tuna stocks are being managed to avoid overfishing and restore depleted fish populations — and have earned a passing score for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principle 1 — according to independent scientists in a report published by the

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 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

86% of Global Tuna Catch Comes from Stocks at Healthy Levels; Some Stocks Remain Overfished

State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in Comprehensive ISSF Report

Of the total tuna catch, 86% came from stocks at “healthy” levels, an 8% increased share of the total catch since last reported, according to an October 2018 International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Status of the Stocks report. Skipjack tuna stocks — at healthy levels

Non-Entangling FADs and Observer Safety a “Win” for Eastern Pacific Ocean Fisheries

A Recap of the 2018 IATTC Annual Meeting

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) recently concluded its 93rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, addressing some of ISSF’s key recommendations such as strengthening the measures for non-entangling fish aggregating devices (FADs), stronger protections for human fisheries observers, and expanding the use of vessel IMO

Closing the Data Gap

Standardizing Assessment Data for Scientists of the World’s Tuna RFMOs

One of the challenges in knowing how to optimally manage tuna stocks globally is the difficulty of obtaining reliable data for many species. The availability and quality of different types of data vary between species, fleets, and regions. Stock assessment scientists — on whom fisheries

Mixed Results for Tuna Conservation, FAD Management and MCS Tools at IOTC

Hundreds of Indian Ocean fisheries experts, decision makers and NGO observers attended the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok recently. We saw the Commission make progress on some of ISSF’s priority “asks,” but waver on many others. Here is our

2018 Tuna Conference Highlights New Scientific Research

Now in its 69th year, The Tuna Conference in Lake Arrowhead, California, brings together scientists, students, and others concerned with tunas, billfishes and sharks. Since 2011, ISSF has provided support for the event, including travel awards for marine-science students presenting their research. The theme of

ISSF Wants Concrete Progress on Harvest Strategies in the Indian Ocean

Position statement outlines top ISSF “asks” for Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) published its position statement in advance of the 22nd Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in Bangkok, Thailand, May 21-25. One of ISSF’s highest priority items for IOTC is to advance the region’s management strategy evaluations (MSE)