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 stakeholdersNGOs, 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.

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Benefits for Tuna Fishers of Joining the ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) November 16, 2018 N/A English N/A Longline, Pole and Line, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A N/A November 16, 2018
ISSF 2015-08: Harmonization of Longline Bycatch Data in Tuna RFMOs February 26, 2015 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, Longline, RFMOs, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2015
ISSF 2016-07: Application of Electronic Monitoring Systems in Tuna Longline Fisheries. International Workshop April 14, 2016 ISSF English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Longline, MCS, science Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 14, 2016
ISSF 2016-09: Training of Costa Rican Longline Fishermen, Observers and Government Agencies on Sea Turtles Survival June 20, 2016 Andraka, Parga English N/A Bycatch, Longline, Sea Turtles Bycatch, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 20, 2016
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification* March 16, 2020 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Longline Vessels (February 2021) February 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Longline, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process N/A Final February 18, 2021
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 27, 2017): Harvest Strategies, Non-entangling FADs, and Observer Coverage November 30, 2017 N/A English WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Longline, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Coverage, Tuna, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final November 30, 2017
Longline FIPs Best Practices Checklist April 28, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline Guides & Best Practices N/A Final April 28, 2020
Non-target Species Caught in Tuna Fisheries April 15, 2016 N/A English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Trolling Infographics N/A N/A April 15, 2016
ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) Growth by Vessel Type, 2012-2020 January 12, 2021 N/A English N/A Longline, Pole and Line, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine, Supply Vessel Infographics N/A Final January 12, 2021