For long-term tuna sustainability, a growing number of tuna companies worldwide are choosing to partner with ISSF, follow responsible fishing practices, and implement science-based conservation measures.
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, ISSF engages a third-party auditor, MRAG Americas, to audit ISSF participating companies annually — assessing their compliance with ISSF’s Conservation Measures and Commitments. Visit our Audit Process page to download the MRAG audit policy documents for the current year, previous year, and next year.
The most recent MRAG compliance reports for each ISSF participating company appear here. Under the ISSA Compliance Policy, companies may be required to remediate non-conformances found during the annual audit, and MRAG will issue reports for those companies that do so. Those remediation reports, which have “Update of Compliance Status” in their titles below, appear alongside the companies’ final annual reports.
ISSF also publishes an Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report, and an update to that report, which tracks all companies’ compliance with each conservation measure. They show the level of conformance as well as compliance improvements over time. Download the most recent compliance report: April 2019 (annual).
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|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||Meeting 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 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|
|The Journey: IOTC Skipjack Harvest Control Rules||November 10, 2016||N/A||English||N/A||Harvest Control Rules, IOTC, Skipjack||Infographics||N/A||N/A||November 10, 2016|
|Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADS||September 12, 2016||N/A||English||N/A||Bigeye Tuna, Bycatch, Conservation Measures, FADs, Purse Seine, Skipjack, Sticky, Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna||Bycatch, Conservation Measures||N/A||N/A||September 12, 2016|