our five-year plan:

Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries

PREVIEWING THE  ISSF 2018–2022 STRATEGIC PLAN

Harvest Strategies

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.
Our Model
  • DATA & SCIENCE
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    40 ISSF RESEARCH REPORTS on stock status, stock assessment workshops, and harvest strategies

  • KNOWLEDGE SHARING
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    ISSF-hosted RFMO meeting side events on harvest strategies and 4 HARVEST STRATEGY WORKSHOPS for stakeholders

  • ADVOCACY
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    20 ISSF POSITION STATEMENTS and 8 co-signedjoint letters urging RFMO action in priority areas

  • OUTCOMES
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    32 PROPOSALS on harvest strategies across all RFMOs as of 2017

2018–2022

Strategic Goal