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.

For a high-level comparison, see also our Tuna RFMO Best Practice Performance “scorecard.”

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
2020 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) October 30, 2020 N/A Spanish IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 IATTC Position Statement October 30, 2020 N/A English IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 ICCAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 28, 2020 N/A Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Déclaration de Position | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 28, 2020 N/A French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 28, 2020 N/A English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) October 12, 2020 ISSF French IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 12, 2020
2020 IOTC Position Statement October 8, 2020 ISSF English IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 8, 2020
2020 WCPFC Position Statement October 28, 2020 N/A English WCPFC Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2021 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) (for June 2021 Meeting) April 29, 2021 N/A French IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 29, 2021
2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting) April 26, 2021 N/A English IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements N/A Final April 26, 2021
ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2 May 22, 2018 Bostrom, Guadian, Medley, Southall, Zollett English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 22, 2018
ISSF 2018-16: MSC Principle 2 Pre-assessment Report Materials May 21, 2018 ISSF English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Technical Report May 21, 2018
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
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
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
Sixth Tuna Management Workshop Takes Best Practices to West Africa Through Two Days of Hands-on Trainings January 30, 2018 N/A English N/A Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MSC Certification, Tuna N/A N/A January 30, 2018
Status of Tuna Harvest Control Rule Development June 22, 2018 N/A English N/A Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Strategic Plan, Tuna Infographics, Strategic Plan N/A N/A June 22, 2018