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  • ISSF researchers work towards bycatch mitigation

    A team of International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) researchers and fishers are to embark on a journey through the Pacific in search of better fishing practices as part of the ISSF Bycatch Project. 08 May 2014

  • Strategic tuna plan

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a new strategic plan for the next five years in order to better maintain the sustainability of tuna stocks and their ecosystems. 08 Jul 2013

  • ISSF bycatch project in the Pacific

    As part of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s #BycatchProject a group of scientists and fishers will embark on a weeks-long journey through the Pacific in search of techniques to reduce bycatch. 23 May 2013

  • Tuna conference speakers announced

    The organisers of the 4th European Tuna Conference have announced the first speakers. 12 Feb 2013

  • ISSF workshop on bycatch mitigation

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) held another of its bycatch workshops in Montpelier, France, last week. 23 Oct 2012

  • ProActive Vessel Register growing

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has confirmed that 38 vessels have signed up for its ProActive Vessel Register (PVR), a database of vessels that have committed to improve fishing practices. 25 Sep 2012

  • Bycatch researchers work with fishers in Asia and South America

    Purse seine tuna fishers around the world are getting a real-time update on best practices to avoid bycatch thanks to a series of workshops facilitated by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). 20 Sep 2012

  • ISSF seminar discusses tuna stocks

    Last week the ISSF hosted a special seminar in Madrid for Spanish supermarket representatives to discuss the challenges facing tuna conservation and opportunities for reducing the impact fishing has on the environment. 18 Sep 2012

  • ISSF workshop to update retailers on sustainable tuna efforts

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) will be holding a half-day seminar in Madrid this week specifically for the retail community. 11 Sep 2012

  • ISSF ships new handheld technology

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has shipped its new application to help tuna fishing vessels begin building a network of continuing education, information sharing and compliance monitoring. 09 Sep 2012

  • Crown Prince confirms sustainable sourcing

    Crown Prince Seafood has confirmed its commitment to more responsible fishing practices for all of the tuna it sources for its Crown Prince Natural line of products. 17 Jul 2012

  • ProActive Vessel Register to be reviewed

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced that MRAG Americas Inc. will serve as independent auditor of the ProActive Vessel Register (PVR). 12 Jul 2012

  • ISSF introduces new tuna vessel register

    During the Infofish World Tuna and Trade Conference in Bangkok, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) revealed its latest effort to bring more sustainable management practices to global tuna fisheries - a new vessel register. 29 May 2012

  • Carbon footprint of tuna fisheries

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released a report on the carbon footprint of global tuna fisheries. 14 Mar 2012

  • New funding for bycatch projects

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced new contributions from three organisations that will support at-sea science projects with the goal of reducing bycatch in tuna fisheries. 07 Mar 2012

  • ISSF calls for “complete closure” of purse seine fishery

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its position statement for the upcoming 8th Regular Session of the WCPFC to be held this month in Guam. 01 Mar 2012

  • ‘Electronic Eyes’ monitor tuna fishing

    A Spanish purse seiner is the first tropical tuna vessel in the world to test the latest in electronic monitoring technology, designed to replace, or supplement, human observers. 17 Feb 2012

  • ISSF bans shark finning

    A measure passed by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation will require industry participants to adopt policies that prohibit shark finning and refrain from transactions with vessels that engage in finning. 02 Feb 2012

  • ISSF concern for albacore

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has issued a statement of concern regarding Mediterranean albacore. 31 Jan 2012

  • PNA certification upheld

    An Independent Adjudicator has upheld the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) unassociated purse seine skipjack fishery. 19 Dec 2011

  • Asian Alliance joins ISSF

    Asian Alliance International Co., Ltd. is the latest tuna processor to become a participant in the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation. 07 Dec 2011

  • Three new members for ISSF

    South Seas Tuna Corp, Sealord Group, Ltd and Pataya Food Industries, Ltd have all become members of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, bringing the total to 18. 23 Nov 2011

  • Impact of increased demand for pole-and-line caught tuna

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has published a new technical resource paper on pole and line caught tuna. 18 Oct 2011

  • ISSF objects to skipjack certification

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its stakeholder objection to the PNA western and central Pacific skipjack tuna unassociated purse seine fishery. 09 Aug 2011

  • ISSF commits to tuna projects

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has launched the Make the Commitment project, the next phase of its effort to transform tuna fisheries. 06 Jul 2011

  • ISSF bycatch project cruise

    A research vessel has returned safely to the Seychelles after a two week cruise in the Indian Ocean to study the behaviour of sharks and other fish species swimming around fish aggregating devices (FADs). 06 Jul 2011

  • Coalition launches at-sea project to protect tuna and marine life

    Fisheries, research scientists and tuna fishers boarded a vessel in Manta, Ecuador this week and will spend the next two months at sea launching the next phase of a globally coordinated project to promote effective, practical techniques to reduce the environmental impact of tuna fishing. 11 May 2011

  • OPAGAC/AGAC and ISSF sign deal to collaborate on better fishing practices

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), OPAGAC and AGAC have announced a deal to work together on issues related to the sustainability of the world’s purse seine tuna fisheries. 15 Mar 2011

  • Nations must work to limit capacity

    The ISSF Board of Directors has issued the following statement regarding the urgent need for regional fisheries management organisations to take steps in order to address excess capacity in tuna fisheries. 01 Feb 2011

  • ISSF approach to tuna sustainability attracts growing list of participating companies

    One year after taking its mission and global partnership public, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced its roster of participating companies has expanded. 13 Mar 2010

  • Conservationist appointed to ISSF board of directors

    Biologist and environmental engineer Alfred Schumm has been appointed to a two year term on the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Board of Directors. 10 Mar 2010

  • Conservation measures needed to reverse overfishing of Indian Ocean tuna

    Ahead of this week’s annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting in Busan, Korea, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) called on nations to ‘adopt and enforce scientifically sound conservation management measures’ for yellowfin tuna in order to keep catches at or below 300,000t. 04 Mar 2010

  • Greenpeace response to ISSF’s new study

    Greenpeace response to International Seafood Sustainability Foundation’s new study on the feasibility of pole and line skipjack tuna fisheries in the Pacific: 26 Feb 2010

  • Speakers to highlight sustainability needs of Indian Ocean tuna fisheries

    Organisers of the Seychelles 1st Tuna Conference have announced that government officials, industry leaders and some of the world’s top marine scientists have committed to speak and share ideas in an open forum scheduled for the first week in February. 13 Jan 2010

  • ICCAT must act to protect albacore stocks

    With two albacore tuna stocks in need of science-based management and media attention focused on another species entirely, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is calling on the International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to defend all stocks from unsustainable fishing practices. 11 Nov 2009

  • Efforts begin to research and reduce bycatch in tuna fisheries

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is following through on a commitment to develop common best practices and facilitate global research to mitigate the impact of capturing non-target marine life, bycatch, in purse-seine tuna fisheries on fish aggregating devices (FADs). 30 Sep 2009

  • Companies commit to tracing tuna ‘from capture to plate’

    A commitment to global standards for tracing tuna from capture to plate will help keep illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) tuna fish off of store shelves, according to the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). 18 Aug 2009

  • Greenpeace welcomes initiative to address tuna decline

    Greenpeace has welcomed the launch of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), an organisation made up of key players from the global tuna processing industry. 17 Mar 2009

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