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
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2021: FAD Management June 10, 2021 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot June 10, 2021
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2021: Transshipment Regulation June 2, 2021 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot June 2, 2021
ISSF 2021-03: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* May 6, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, van der Geest, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 6, 2021
ISSF 2021-05: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* April 21, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 21, 2021
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2021: Compliance Processes April 9, 2021 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Compliance, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot April 9, 2021
ISSF 2021-06: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 9, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 9, 2021
ISSF 2021-10: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2021* March 25, 2021 N/A English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 25, 2021
Key Gaps and Priorities in Tuna RFMO Port State Measures March 19, 2021 N/A English N/A Advocacy, CCSBT, Featured, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Port State Measures, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final March 19, 2021
ISSF 2021-09: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps March 18, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Port State Measures, RFMOs, Tuna, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 18, 2021
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2021: Observer Requirements March 1, 2021 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot March 1, 2021
ISSF 2021-08: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* February 26, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-07: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* February 26, 2021 Dr. Gala Moreno, Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-04: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* February 26, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-02: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* February 26, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Electronic Monitoring and Electronic Reporting (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Capacity Management Proposals (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Capacity Management, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Harvest Control Rules (HCRs) (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on MCS and IUU (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Stock Health and Management (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Bycatch Mitigation Proposals (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
ISSF 2021-01: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* February 22, 2021 Giuseppe Scarcella, Jo Gascoigne, Paul A.H. Medley English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 22, 2021
ISSF 2019 Position Statements February 15, 2021 N/A English, French, Spanish IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final February 15, 2021
RFMO Best Practice Performance June 22, 2020 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final June 22, 2020
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2020: Vessel Monitoring Systems March 2, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot March 2, 2020
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2020: Treatment of Supply & Tender Vessels by RFMO February 25, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot February 25, 2020
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2020: Authorised Vessel Lists February 3, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot February 3, 2020
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2020: IUU Vessel Listing February 3, 2020 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Snapshot February 3, 2020
NGO Tuna Forum Global Tuna Sustainability Appeal (September 2018) September 30, 2018 N/A English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final September 30, 2018
ISSF 2018-18: Reporting and Transparency of Catch and/or Effort Quotas in Tuna RFMOS: A Survey Paper July 12, 2018 Holly Koehler, Restrepo English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Restrepo, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 12, 2018
ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations April 26, 2018 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 26, 2018
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
Joint Letter to WCPFC (March 29, 2017): Transparency and Observer Participation March 29, 2017 N/A English WCPFC Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final March 29, 2017
Joint Letter to IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, and WCPFC (March 21, 2017): Harvest Strategies and Monitoring, Control and Surveillance March 22, 2017 N/A English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final March 22, 2017
ISSF 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment March 29, 2015 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 29, 2015
ISSF 2013-03: Report of the 2013 Stock Assessment Workshop. Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points for Tuna RFMOs March 8, 2013 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report March 8, 2013
ISSF 2011-06: Managing Fishing Capacity in International Fisheries. Approaches and Practices in RFMOs. Aug 2011 August 15, 2011 Palma English N/A Capacity Management, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 15, 2011