These “snapshots” identify best practices for sustainable tuna fishing. In detailed tables, they also compare tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) progress in implementing them.

Read our companion “best-practices” technical reports on these topics.

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
2018 ICCAT Declaración de Posición | 2018 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 15, 2018 N/A Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 15, 2018
2018 ICCAT Déclaration de Position | 2018 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 15, 2018 N/A French ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 15, 2018
2018 ICCAT Position Statement October 15, 2018 N/A English ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 15, 2018
2018 WCPFC Position Statement October 31, 2018 N/A English WCPFC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final October 31, 2018
2019 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2019 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) June 10, 2019 N/A Spanish IATTC Advocacy, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final June 10, 2019
2019 IATTC Position Statement June 4, 2019 N/A English IATTC Advocacy, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final June 4, 2019
2019 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) April 11, 2019 N/A French IOTC Advocacy, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Strategies, IMO, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 11, 2019
2019 IOTC Position Statement April 11, 2019 N/A English IOTC Advocacy, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Gillnet, Harvest Strategies, IMO, IOTC, Longline, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final April 11, 2019
Capacity Conservation Measures Category November 10, 2016 N/A English N/A Capacity Management, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A N/A November 10, 2016
ISSF 2009-01: Addressing the Issues of Fishing Capacity in the World Tuna Fleets January 1, 2009 Joseph English N/A Capacity Management Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 1, 2009
ISSF 2010-02: Bellagio Framework For Sustainable Tuna Fisheries. Bellagio Conference, May 2010 May 1, 2010 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 1, 2010
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
ISSF 2011-11A: Allocation of Rights in the International Environmental Context. Napa Conference, Feb 2011 February 13, 2011 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 13, 2011
ISSF 2011-11B: Asignación de Derechos en el Contexto Medioambiental Internacional. Napa Conference, Feb 2011 February 13, 2011 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 13, 2011
ISSF 2011-12A: Eastern Pacific Ocean Rights-Based Management Workshop. Guayaquil, 2011 May 18, 2011 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report May 18, 2011
ISSF 2011-12B: Jornadas sobre la Ordenación Basada en los Derechos en el Océano Pacífico Oriental. Guayaquil, 2011 May 18, 2011 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report May 18, 2011
ISSF 2011-13: Allocation of Property Rights in Global Tuna Fisheries. Cordoba Conference, Sep 2011 September 9, 2011 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report September 9, 2011
ISSF 2012-09: Global Study on the Management of Tuna Baitfisheries August 11, 2012 Gillett English N/A Capacity Management, Pole and Line, Stock Status Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 11, 2012
ISSF 2012-15: Workshop on Rights Based Management, Capacity and Buybacks in the EPO. Mexico City, 2012 April 17, 2012 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 17, 2012
ISSF 2013-06: Fishing Capacity and Efficient Fleet Configuration in the Eastern Pacific Ocean April 15, 2013 Shrader, Squires English N/A Capacity Management, Purse Seine, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 15, 2013
ISSF 2013-07: Vessel Buybacks in Purse Seine Tuna Fisheries. The Role of Auction and Financing Structures June 11, 2013 Zivin English N/A Capacity Management, Purse Seine Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 11, 2013
ISSF 2013-09: Sustainable Fishery Agreements: Strategies for Enforcement & Compliance. Maui Conferences, Jan 2013 January 25, 2013 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management, Compliance, RFMOs Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 25, 2013
ISSF 2014-13: Report of the 2014 ISSF Capacity Transfer Workshop April 7, 2014 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 7, 2014
ISSF 2016-10: A Maximum Likelihood Approach for Calculating Fish Hold Volume for Tuna Purse Seine Vessels June 22, 2016 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Capacity Management, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 22, 2016
ISSF 2019-09: A Snapshot of the Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2019* July 3, 2019 Justel-Rubio, Recio English N/A Capacity Management, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Recio, RFMOs, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 3, 2019