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
A Preliminary Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of Fishing for Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria February 3, 2017 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, MSC Certification, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Technical Report February 3, 2017
FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard May 9, 2018 N/A English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A N/A May 9, 2018
Fishery Improvement Project Process July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee October 30, 2014 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Skipjack Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 30, 2014
ISSF 2016-19: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 23, 2017 Medley, Powers English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 23, 2017
ISSF 2018-05: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs March 12, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Justel-Rubio, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 12, 2018
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 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification November 12, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 12, 2018
ISSF 2019-02: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 9, 2019 Akroyd, Gascoigne, 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 January 9, 2019
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs June 6, 2014 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Report N/A N/A June 6, 2014
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs - March 2015 April 8, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Report N/A N/A April 8, 2015
ISSF Resources for FIP Workplan Activity, by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicator May 25, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification N/A N/A May 25, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles & Performance Indicators) July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles) July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fishery Scoring Process July 2, 2018 N/A English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
RFMO Performance (MSC Principle 3 Averages) January 24, 2019 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, RFMOs Infographics N/A Final January 24, 2019
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
Summary - An Evaluation Of The Sustainability Of Global Tuna Stocks Relative To Marine Stewardship Council Criteria August 13, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A August 13, 2015
Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1) January 24, 2019 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Infographics N/A Final January 24, 2019
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The ISSF Analysis of Tuna Fisheries Against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators (PIs) July 28, 2015 N/A English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A July 28, 2015