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ISSF scientific research reports are available to download in PDF format. We hope you find them valuable, and we appreciate your support of our work.

The covers of our reports include suggested citations to make it easy to cite ISSF reports in your own research. Many of our reports are resources for fishery improvement projects (FIPs)

An asterisk at the end of a research report title indicates that older versions of a frequently published report are available. If you would like to request an older version of a report, write to us at [email protected].

See also our best practices reports.

Latest Scientific Reports

ISSF 2023-12: Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna. November 2023*

November 7, 2023 | ISSF

ISSF-2023-11B: Taller ISSF sobre Dispositivos de Liberación de Especies Accesorias (DLEAs) Vulnerables en Cubierta Para Pesquerías de Cerco de Atunes Tropicales

October 6, 2023 | Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Jefferson Murua, J. M. Ferarios, Maitane Grande

ISSF 2023-11A: ISSF Workshop on Deck Bycatch Release Devices (BRDs) for Vulnerable Species in Tropical Tuna Purse Seiners

October 6, 2023 | Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Jefferson Murua, J. M. Ferarios, Maitane Grande

ISSF 2023-10: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries (Update to ISSF 2019-11)*

July 11, 2023 | Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-08: Survey of RFMO Observer Programs and a Set of Best Practices*

June 9, 2023 | Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-06: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations*

June 9, 2023 | Claire van der Geest

ISSF 2023-09: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs*

June 7, 2023 | Dr. Gala Moreno, Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-07: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices*

June 6, 2023 | Claire van der Geest

ISSF 2023-05: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices*

June 5, 2023 | Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-04: A Snapshot of the Large-Scale Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishing Fleets as of June 2023*

June 5, 2023 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Lorena Recio

ISSF 2022-07: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps*

May 3, 2023 | Holly Koehler

ISSF 2022-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices*

May 3, 2023 | Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-03: ISSF Workshop on Different Approaches to Limit the Number of FADs in the Oceans: San Diego, CA, USA, March 1-3, 2023

April 12, 2023 | ISSF

ISSF 2022-08: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs*

April 3, 2023 | Claire van der Geest, Holly Koehler

ISSF 2023-02: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria*

March 21, 2023 | Jo Gascoigne, P.A.H. Medley

ISSF 2022-09: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring Systems in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine and Longline Fisheries

April 19, 2022 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Jon Ruiz

ISSF 2022-01: Biology and Stock Status of Minor Commercial Tunas: Summary of Current Knowledge and Gaps

February 16, 2022 | Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Lorena Recio, Dr. Victor Restrepo

ISSF 2022-02: ISSF Responsible Fishing Guidelines for Tuna Longline Fisheries

January 27, 2022 | Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler, Juan Pedro Monteagudo

ISSF 2021-11: Questions and Answers About FADs and Bycatch*

June 10, 2021 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo

ISSF 2020-15: Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard

September 8, 2020 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo

ISSF 2020-13: Compendium of ISSF Research Activities to Reduce FAD Structure Impacts on the Ecosystem

April 30, 2020 | Ahmed Riyaz Jauharee, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Iker Zudaire

ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an Emphasis on FADs*

March 16, 2020 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Juan Pedro Monteagudo

ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification*

March 16, 2020 | Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Juan Pedro Monteagudo

ISSF 2020-01: ISSF Skippers Workshops Round 9*

January 9, 2020 | David Itano, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Jefferson Murua, Dr. Laurent Dagorn, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Martin Hall