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 term. RFMOs 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
39 PROPOSALS on harvest strategies across all RFMOs as of 2017
Harvest control rules for all commercial tuna species