2.4 Purchase Requirements from ISSF Participating Companies to Enhance the Effectiveness of ISSF Conservation Measures Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall:
Gear Type: All Adopted: October 17, 2017
Amended: May 31, 2018
Effective: July 1, 2019
  1. For purchases from fish trading organizations that trade 10,000 tons or more of tuna annually (not directly from fishing vessels), purchase all round; gilled and gutted; or headed, gilled and gutted albacore, skipjack, yellowfin and/or bigeye tuna from companies that submitted a completed application and application fee to become ISSF Participating Companies by July 1, 2019, and became ISSF Participating Companies by January 1, 2020.
  2. If purchasing from processing organizations that purchase and process more than 12,500 round tons per year, purchase all frozen loins or processed, shelf-stable, canned or pouched products of albacore, skipjack, yellowfin and/or bigeye tuna from companies that submitted a completed application and application fee to become ISSF Participating Companies by July 1, 2019, and became ISSF Participating Companies by January 1, 2020.