The ISSF team offers data, analysis, and tools to help decision-makers in Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) and national governments to establish sustainable tuna-fishing policies based on scientific evidence and analysis.
ISSF engages with environmental NGOs and seafood companies worldwide to advance tuna and ocean conservation initiatives. We also mobilize our diverse group of stakeholders to urge RFMOs and their member nations to address critical issues in tuna fisheries.
Sustainable Seafood Sourcing
The ISSF team has worked with many of the world’s best-known retailers and food-service companies as they develop and implement business policies and practices to source sustainable tuna.
OUR ADVOCACY PUBLICATIONS
Our position statements for RFMOs summarize ISSF’s research findings and fishing-policy recommendations, and are intended to help guide RFMO meeting discussions and decision-making.
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OUR EXPERTISE & OUTREACH
RFMO Performance & Engagement
To spur RFMO action on areas for improvement, we disseminate detailed position statements — disseminated in advance of RFMO meetings — as well as joint advocacy letters co-signed by sustainability partners.
ISSF’s science and advocacy teams also develop an annual list of recommended priority actions for RFMOs.
ISSF RFMO Priorities
We’ve prioritized the issues RFMOs must make progress on this year.
Peruse ISSF statements, press releases, and blogs about RFMO policy issues and decisions.
Environmental Stakeholder Committee
Our policy experts work closely with the NGO experts on the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC).
Fishing Policy Infographics
In our infographics library, you’ll find original ISSF graphics on key fishing policy topics — including tuna RFMO port state measures.