No one organization can achieve tuna fishery sustainability on its own; we must work collectively with those that share our goals and wish to work together to achieve them. ISSF convenes a diverse group of stakeholders — NGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna processors and more — to make recommendations to Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs). Here are some of the most recent advocacy letters that have resulted from that collaborative work.
ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries
|Date Added:||April 24, 2019|
|Tags:||Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Rays, Restrepo, science, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna|
|Authors:||Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo|
Workshop participants included scientists, NGOs, tuna RFMOs, manufacturers, and purse seine fishing companies.
The workshop on March 12-13, 2019, in Rome was co-sponsored by the Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project and focused on six sessions: (1) Bycatch of the tuna purse seine fishery, (2) sharks and rays, (3) small bigeye and yellowfin tuna, (4) FAD structure impacts, (5) FAD management, and, (6) looking ahead: the next 10 years. Presentations for each of these topics were made, followed by discussions.
This report summarizes the main points made during presentations and discussions.
Download a companion PDF of all slide presentations from the workshop.