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.

ImageTitleDateAuthor(s)LanguageRFMO(s)Tag(s)CategoryCompanyReport TypeActivity Year
ImageTitleDateAuthor(s)LanguageRFMO(s)Tag(s)CategoryCompanyReport TypeActivity 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