This table shows tuna fisheries worldwide that either have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or are currently undergoing a full assessment to become certified. Helping tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the MSC certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF’s ultimate objective.

Tuna fishery names are linked to their pages on the MSC Track a Fishery site. You can sort or filter by column.

This table is updated quarterly. It was last updated on August 22, 2019.

Fishery Name In Full Assessment (FA) or MSC Certfied (C) Fishing Grounds Gear Type(s) Tuna Species Date entered FA or Certified until
Fishery Name In Full Assessment (FA) or MSC Certfied (C) Fishing Grounds Gear Type(s) Tuna Species Date entered FA or Certified until
AAFA and WFOA North Pacific albacore tuna C North Pacific Ocean Troll ALB 13-Jun-2023
AAFA and WFOA South Pacific albacore tuna C South Pacific, eastern central Pacific Troll ALB 14-Nov-2023
American Samoa EEZ Albacore and Yellowfin Longline Fishery C American Samoa EEZ, WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 23-Nov-2022
Canada Highly Migratory Species Foundation (CHMSF) British Columbia Albacore Tuna North Pacific C Canada, British Columbia, EPO Troll ALB 8-Jun-2020
Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack tuna C Eastern Indian Ocean Purse seine free school and drifting FAD SKJ 8-Nov-2023
Fiji Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna longline C Fiji WCPO, EPO Longline ALB, YFT 22-Jan-2023
French Polynesia albacore and yellowfin longline fishery C WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 18-Jun-2023
Ishihara Marine Products albacore and skipjack pole and line fishery C Japan Northwest Pacific Pole-and-line ALB, SKJ 11-Mar-2024
Japanese Pole and Line skipjack and albacore tuna fishery C WCPO Pole-and-line ALB, SKJ 16-Oct-2021
Maldives pole & line skipjack tuna C Western Indian Ocean Pole-and-line SKJ 28-Nov-2022
New Zealand albacore tuna troll C New Zealand, southwest Pacific Troll ALB 13-Feb-2022
North Atlantic albacore artisanal fishery C Spain, Bay of Biscay, NAO Pole-and-line, troll ALB 6-Jun-2021
Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna Fishery C Mexico, EPO Purse seine free school and dolphin school sets SKJ, YFT 6-Sep-2022
PNA Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin, unassociated / non FAD set, tuna purse seine C PNA WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ, YFT 21-Mar-2023
PT Citraraja Ampat, Sorong pole and line Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna C Indonesia, WCPO Pole-and-line SKJ, YFT 21-Nov-2023
Sant Yago TF Unassociated purse seine Atlantic yellowfin tuna fishery C Curacao, Eastern central Atlantic Purse seine unassociated YFT 6-Mar-2024
Solomon Islands skipjack and yellowfin tuna purse seine and pole and line C Solomon Islands WCPO – EEZ and Main Group Archipelago Purse seine free school and anchored FAD, and pole-and-line SKJ, YFT 11-Jul-2021
SZLC CSFC & FZLC FSM EEZ Longline (Yellowfin Tuna) C FSM EEZ Longline YFT 4-Oct-2023
SZLC, CSFC & FZLC Cook Islands EEZ South Pacific albacore & yellowfin longline C Cook Islands EEZ Longline ALB, YFT 8-Jun-2020
Talleys New Zealand Skipjack Tuna Purse Seine C New Zealand EEZ, WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ 16-Aug-2022
Tri Marine Western and Central Pacific Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna C WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ, YFT 1-Jun-2021
US North Atlantic swordfish C US N. Atlantic Longline ALB, SWO, YFT 28-Feb-2023
Walker Seafood Australian albacore, yellowfin tuna, and swordfish longline C Australia Walker Seafood WCPO Longline ALB, SWO, YFT 26-Aug-2020
WPSTA Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin free school purse seine C WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ, YFT 20-Jun-2023
ACTEMSA-LEAL SANTOS pole and line West Atlantic skipjack fishery FA Brazil southwest Atlantic Pole-and-line SKJ 5-Jul-2018
Kiribati albacore, bigeye and yellowfin tuna longline fishery FA Kiribati Longline ALB, BET, YFT 22-Feb-2019
North Buru and Maluku Fair Trade Fishing Associations, Indonesia handline yellowfin tuna, western central Pacific FA Indonesia Handline, pole-and-line YFT 26-Feb-2019
Pan Pacific yellowfin, bigeye and albacore longline fishery FA Korea, WCPO Longline ALB, BET, YFT 26-Mar-2018
PNG Fishing Industry Association’s purse seine Skipjack & Yellowfin Tuna Fishery FA PNG, WCPO, EPO Purse seine SKJ, YFT 26-Feb-2019
SATHOAN French Mediterranean Bluefin tuna artisanal longline and handline fishery FA Mediterranean and Black Sea Longline and handline BFT 25-Sep-2018
Solomon Islands longline albacore and yellowfin tuna fishery FA Solomon Islands, WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 10-Jan-2019
MIFV RMI EEZ Longline Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna FA Marshall Islands EEZ Longline BET, YFT 5-Dec-2018
Tropical Pacific yellowfin and skipjack free-school purse seine fishery FA WCPO Purse seine (set type not stated) SKJ, YFT 29-Mar-2018
Usufuku Honten Northeast Atlantic longline bluefin tuna fishery FA NE Atlantic Longline BFT 22-Aug-2018
SZLC CSFC & FZLC FSM EEZ Longline (Bigeye Tuna) C FSM EEZ Longline BET 6-Mar-2024