To assist tuna Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), including those focused on Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery certification, ISSF offers a variety of resources.
Technical Services for FIPs
Our technical services for FIPs may include consultations, workshops, and customized recommendations — including scientific and policy guidance from ISSF experts. To inquire about technical services, use our FIP Support Form.
Our Unique Focus
Tuna is one of the most important seafoods. In 2020, commercial fishing vessels caught about 4.9 million tonnes of tuna.
ISSF Support & the FIP Process
Whether you are contemplating entering a FIP or are well along in the process, ISSF can help to support your improvement activities. We can assist handline, pole-and-line, longline, and purse seine fisheries of every scale, anywhere in the world, offering deep expertise and connecting stakeholders across the seafood sustainability spectrum.
ISSF does not fund, manage, organize, coordinate, or govern FIPs, however. We also do not author FIP workplans, but you can find workplan templates and tools on other sites.
Resources & MSC Performance Indicators
This graphic shows the Principles and PIs in MSC Fisheries Standard, which are used to assess fisheries for certification.
Fisher Best-Practices Resources
In addition to advocating best practices in fisheries management to RFMOs — through reports, snapshots, and other materials — ISSF develops best-practices resources for fishers, including skippers workshops and guidebooks and an illustrated guide for building Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that are both non-entangling and biodegradable.