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
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 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 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 2018-09: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* April 18, 2018 Koehler, Moreno English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 18, 2018
ISSF 2018-10: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 23, 2018 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 23, 2018
ISSF 2018-12: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* April 25, 2018 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 25, 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
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 2019-03: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* January 15, 2019 van der Geest English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, van der Geest, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
ISSF 2019-04: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* January 15, 2019 van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, van der Geest, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
ISSF 2019-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* January 15, 2019 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 15, 2019
ISSF 2019-07: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2019* March 19, 2019 ISSF English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 19, 2019
ISSF 2019-10: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* July 5, 2019 Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 5, 2019
RFMO Best Practice Performance January 18, 2019 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 January 18, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Authorised Vessel Lists April 13, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 13, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Observer Requirements April 13, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 13, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Treatment of Supply & Tender Vessels by RFMO April 16, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A N/A April 16, 2018
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Compliance Processes July 5, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final July 5, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: IUU Vessel Listing January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Transshipment Regulation January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Vessel Monitoring Systems January 17, 2019 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots N/A Final January 17, 2019