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
ISSF 2012-14: Chair's Report of the ISSF Tuna-Dolphin Workshop. California, October 2012 October 26, 2012 Restrepo English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, Restrepo Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report October 26, 2012
ISSF 2013-08: Relationship between Gross Tonnage and Overall Length for Vessels on the ICCAT Record August 11, 2013 Restrepo English N/A ICCAT, IMO, Restrepo, UVI Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 11, 2013
ISSF 2014-06: ISSF Skipper Workshops. Collaboration between Scientists and Fishing Industry to Mitigate Bycatch April 16, 2014 J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 16, 2014
ISSF 2014-08: Updated Guidance on Electronic Monitoring Systems for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries* June 5, 2014 Ariz, Charance, Justel-Rubio, Restrepo, Ruiz English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, IUU, Purse Seine, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 5, 2014
ISSF 2015-02: Preliminary Study of the Relative Fishery Impacts on Non-Tuna Species Caught in Tuna Fisheries February 16, 2015 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 16, 2015
ISSF 2016-08: Advances in the Use of Entanglement-Reducing Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices in Tuna Purse Seiners April 28, 2016 Dagorn, Hall, Itano, J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 28, 2016
ISSF 2016-10: A Maximum Likelihood Approach for Calculating Fish Hold Volume for Tuna Purse Seine Vessels June 22, 2016 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Capacity Management, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report June 22, 2016
ISSF 2016-15: A Comparative Study of Annual Tuna Catches from Two Different Sources: FAO Global Capture Database vs. Tuna RFMOs Statistical Databases (2000-2014) October 6, 2016 Garibaldi, Hampton, Justel-Rubio, Maunder, Restrepo English N/A Restrepo, RFMOs, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 6, 2016
ISSF 2016-17: Mitigation of Silky Shark Bycatch in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries December 9, 2016 Dagorn, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Sharks, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report December 9, 2016
ISSF 2016-18A: Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) December 18, 2016 J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Skippers Workshops Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report December 18, 2016
ISSF 2016-18B: Taller sobre el Uso de Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces Biodegradables (DCPs) December 19, 2016 J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo Spanish N/A Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Skippers Workshops Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, Translated N/A Workshop Report December 19, 2016
ISSF 2016-18C: Atelier sur l’utilisation de Dispositifs de concentration des poissons (DCP) biodégradables January 16, 2017 J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo French N/A Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Skippers Workshops Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, Translated N/A Workshop Report January 16, 2017
ISSF 2017-01: Computing a Global Rate of Non-Target Species Catch (Bycatch) in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries* February 7, 2017 Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Justel-Rubio, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science, Tuna Bycatch, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 7, 2017
ISSF 2017-04: Questions and Answers about FADs and Bycatch* August 7, 2017 Dagorn, Justel-Rubio, Restrepo English N/A Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Dagorn, FADs, Justel-Rubio, Non-Entangling FADs, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Bycatch, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 7, 2017
ISSF 2017-06: A Summary of Bycatch Issues and ISSF Mitigation Activities To Date in Purse-Seine Fisheries, with Emphasis on FADs* November 27, 2017 Dagorn, Itano, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, FADs, Itano, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, science Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 27, 2017
ISSF 2017-07: Towards Global Non-Entangling Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) Use in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Through a Participatory Approach November 22, 2017 Hall, Itano, J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch Mitigation, FADs, Ghost Fishing, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Non-Entangling FADs, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Sharks, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 22, 2017
ISSF 2018-03: Efficiency of Electronic Monitoring on FAD-Related Activities by Supply Vessels in the Indian Ocean February 22, 2018 Canive, Delgado, Ferré, G. Legorburu, Lekube, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 22, 2018
ISSF 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries February 28, 2018 Justel-Rubio, Koehler, Restrepo, Ruiz English N/A Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Justel-Rubio, Koehler, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 28, 2018
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 2018-07: Design Workshop on the Use of Biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices in Ghanaian Purse Seine and Pole and Line Tuna Fleets April 6, 2018 J. Murua, Kebe, Moreno, Restrepo, Scott English N/A Biodegradable FADs, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Scott Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report April 6, 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 2018-19A: Workshop for the Reduction of the Impact of Fish Aggregating Devices' Structure on the Ecosystem September 14, 2018 Altamirano, Cuevas, Dagorn, Grande, Hall, J. Murua, Moniz, Moreno, Restrepo, Sancristobal, Santiago, Uriarte, Zudaire English N/A Biodegradable FADs, Dagorn, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Workshop Report September 14, 2018
ISSF 2018-19B: Taller para la Reduccion del Impacto de la Estructura de los Dispositivos Concentradores de Peces en el Ecosistema September 14, 2018 Altamirano, Cuevas, Dagorn, Grande, Hall, J. Murua, Moniz, Moreno, Restrepo, Sancristobal, Santiago, Uriarte, Zudaire Spanish N/A Biodegradable FADs, Dagorn, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, Translated N/A Workshop Report September 14, 2018
ISSF 2018-20: Compendium of at-Sea Bycatch Mitigation Research Activities as of September 2018* October 2, 2018 Dagorn, Forget, Hutchinson, Itano, Moreno, Restrepo, Sancristobal, Schaefer English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Hutchinson, Itano, Moreno, Purse Seine, Rays, Restrepo, science, Sea Turtles, Sharks Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report October 2, 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 2019-01: ISSF Skippers' Workshops Round 8* January 8, 2019 Dagorn, Itano, J. Murua, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, FADs, Itano, Jefferson Murua, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo, Skippers Workshops Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 8, 2019
ISSF 2019-08: Report of the International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries April 24, 2019 Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Purse Seine, Rays, Restrepo, science, Sharks, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019
ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries July 31, 2019 Gala Moreno, Hilario Murua, Holly Koehler, Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Hilario Murua, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 31, 2019
Presentations from International Workshop on Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries (2019) April 24, 2019 Dagorn, J. Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo English N/A Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Dagorn, Ecosystem, FADs, Jefferson Murua, Justel-Rubio, Moreno, Restrepo, science, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna Meeting Reports, Technical and Meeting Reports N/A Workshop Report April 24, 2019