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
Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas (2011-March 2021) March 29, 2021 N/A English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 29, 2021
Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas by Catch (2011-March 2021) March 29, 2021 N/A English N/A Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final March 29, 2021
ISSF 2011-01: Stock Assessments 101. How Scientists Count Tuna January 1, 2011 Restrepo English N/A science, Stock Status, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 1, 2011
ISSF 2012-09: Global Study on the Management of Tuna Baitfisheries August 11, 2012 Gillett English N/A Capacity Management, Pole and Line, Stock Status Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report August 11, 2012
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 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 2017-08: Management of Tuna Stocks and Fisheries. Nov. 2017* November 22, 2017 ISSF English N/A RFMOs, science, Stock Status, Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report November 22, 2017
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 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
ISSF 2021-10: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2021* March 25, 2021 N/A English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Species, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 25, 2021
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
RFMO Progress on Proposals on Stock Health and Management (2013-2020) February 23, 2021 N/A English N/A IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC Infographics N/A Final February 23, 2021
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) February 25, 2021 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final February 25, 2021
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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