ISSF’s research and advocacy work aims to ensure effective, science-based conservation and management of tuna resources globally.
Since ISSF’s founding, Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) have been one of our major research topics.
Our scientists research approaches for better protecting marine environments in tuna fisheries.
ISSF researches, identifies, and publishes science-based best practices for mitigating bycatch in tuna fisheries.
ISSF supports capacity-management efforts to help prevent overfishing, which harms stocks and marine ecosystems.
We help to combat illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing through conservation measures, tools, and outreach.