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.

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2017 WCPFC Position Statement No October 19, 2017 Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Programs, Sharks, Skipjack, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna, Position Statements, 172
2018 WCPFC Position Statement No October 31, 2018 Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna, WCPFC, Position Statements, 129
ISSF 2011-06: Managing Fishing Capacity in International Fisheries. Approaches and Practices in RFMOs. Aug 2011 No August 15, 2011 Capacity Management, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 154
ISSF 2013-03: Report of the 2013 Stock Assessment Workshop. Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points for Tuna RFMOs No March 8, 2013 CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 190
ISSF 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment No March 29, 2015 CCSBT, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Status, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 186
ISSF 2016-19: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* Yes January 23, 2017 Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 573
ISSF 2018-09: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* Yes April 18, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 103
ISSF 2018-10: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* Yes April 23, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 128
ISSF 2018-11: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* Yes April 25, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 135
ISSF 2018-12: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* Yes April 25, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 144
ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations No April 26, 2018 CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 354
ISSF 2018-18: Reporting and Transparency of Catch and/or Effort Quotas in Tuna RFMOS: A Survey Paper No July 12, 2018 CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Restrepo, RFMOs, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 156
ISSF 2019-02: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* Yes January 9, 2019 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, 283
ISSF 2019-03: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* Yes January 15, 2019 CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, van der Geest, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 90
ISSF 2019-04: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* Yes January 15, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, van der Geest, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 76
ISSF 2019-05: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* Yes January 15, 2019 Best Practices, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 67
ISSF 2019-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* Yes January 15, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 78
ISSF 2019-07: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. March 2019* Yes March 19, 2019 CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, science, Sticky, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Technical and Meeting Reports, Technical Reports, 478
Joint Letter to IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, and WCPFC (March 21, 2017): Harvest Strategies and Monitoring, Control and Surveillance No March 22, 2017 March 21, 2017 Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 287
Joint Letter to WCPFC (March 25, 2015): Operational Level Data No March 25, 2015 March 25, 2015 Advocacy, WCPFC, Filings, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 132
Joint Letter to WCPFC (March 29, 2017): Transparency and Observer Participation No March 29, 2017 March 29, 2017 Observer Programs, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 160
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 10, 2015): Collaboration and Coordination No November 10, 2015 Nov. 10, 2015 Advocacy, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 138
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 18, 2015): Harvest Control Rules and Reference Points No November 18, 2015 Nov. 18, 2015 Advocacy, Harvest Control Rules, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 166
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 19, 2014): Operational Level Data No November 19, 2014 Nov. 19, 2014 Advocacy, WCPFC, Filings, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 129
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 6, 2013): Transparency No November 6, 2013 Nov. 6, 2013 Advocacy, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 139
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 9, 2016): Harvest Strategies No November 9, 2016 Nov. 9, 2016 Harvest Control Rules, Tuna, WCPFC, Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters, 158
RFMO Best Practice Performance No January 18, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 115
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Authorised Vessel Lists No April 13, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 104
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Compliance Processes No November 30, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 161
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Observer Requirements No April 13, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 317
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2018: Treatment of Supply & Tender Vessels by RFMO No April 16, 2018 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 107
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: FAD Management No January 7, 2019 Best Practices, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Purse Seine, Tuna, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 375
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: IUU Vessel Listing No January 17, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 62
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Transshipment Regulation No January 17, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Transshipment, Tuna, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 74
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2019: Vessel Monitoring Systems No January 17, 2019 Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots, 60