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
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
ISSF 2012-12: Harmonisation of Purse-Seine Data Collected by Tuna RFMO Observer Programmes October 19, 2012 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, Observer Programs, RFMOs, Stock Status Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 19, 2012
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
Joint Letter to IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, and WCPFC (March 21, 2017): Harvest Strategies and Monitoring, Control and Surveillance March 22, 2017 N/A English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final March 22, 2017
Joint Letter to WCPFC (March 29, 2017): Transparency and Observer Participation March 29, 2017 N/A English WCPFC Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final March 29, 2017
NGO Tuna Forum Global Tuna Sustainability Appeal (September 2018) September 30, 2018 N/A English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final September 30, 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