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Peruse and download our original infographics — which are based on information in ISSF scientific reports and best practices reports — on a variety of topics.

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Featured Infographics

RFMO Best Practice Performance


This table, updated in June 2023, shows which Regional Fishery Management Organization(s) (RFMOs) are leaders — that is, following best practices in fishery management — in several categories: IUU Vessel List, Authorized Vessel Record, Compliance Assessment Process, Observer Requirements, Supply & Tender Vessels, VMS, Transshipment, and FAD Management.

Saving the Mobula Rays Poster: Western & Central Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean (English)


This poster for tuna fishers shows seven ray species found in Western & Central Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean tuna fisheries. It also provides location and life-cycle information and illustrates “acceptable” and “not acceptable” handling and release techniques to reduce ray bycatch.

“Saving the Mobula Rays” is shared courtesy of ISSF Seafood Sustainability Contest Grand Prize Winner Melissa Cronin. The poster is available in different languages and for different ocean regions.

Best Bycatch Release Practices in Tuna Purse Seiners


The Skippers Workshop team has developed posters for purse-seine fishers. The posters show “best practices” for handling sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles that are incidentally caught. The posters are based on the best practices for bycatch-handling guidebook produced by Poisson et al. 2012.

This is an English version of a best-practices poster for purse-seine fishers used in ISSF Skippers Workshops. The poster is also available in Chinese, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Spanish.

The Journey: IOTC Skipjack Harvest Control Rules

This infographic shows the events that led to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) adoption in 2016 of harvest control rules (HCRs) for skipjack tuna.

Protecting Sharks: Reducing Shark Bycatch in Purse Seine Fisheries

This infographic shows steps that can be taken in purse seine fisheries, before and after the tuna catch, including methods for avoiding catching them or releasing them safely back to the water.

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Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1)

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Distribution of Stocks of Major Commercial Tunas by Catch (2011-March 2023)

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