Seafood sustainability is not possible without well-developed harvest strategies, which prevent
overfishing and allow stock rebuilding. Precautionary harvest strategies help to maintain tuna
populations at target levels, support human food security, and keep fisheries viable for the long
are responsible for establishing and implementing harvest strategies, which in turn are required for
Marine Stewardship Council
fishery certification. But other stakeholders — scientists, government agencies, and NGOs
like ISSF — contribute valuable data and perspectives.
ISSF has sent 7
joint letters on harvest strategies to RFMOs, co-signed by nearly
100 NGOs, retailers, and others.
DATA & SCIENCE
40+ ISSF RESEARCH
REPORTS on stock status, stock assessment workshops, and harvest strategies
ISSF-hosted RFMO meeting side events on harvest strategies and 4 HARVEST STRATEGY
WORKSHOPS for stakeholders