Fishing activities that are illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) can harm fish stocks and undermine management efforts and responsible fishers. The gravity and complexity of this matter demand that we tackle it from multiple angles.
Tuna RFMOs now require UVIs; the number of vessels with UVIs INCREASED ~80% since 2011
18There are 18 ISSF Conservation Measures that are catalysts for industry action against IUU activities, from product traceability to transshipment, and more.
Eliminate IUU fishing
To further strengthen the fight against illegal fishing, 100% observer coverage — human or electronic — across all gears and tuna fisheries.
ISSF is working to wipe out IUU fishing with a multi-pronged approach
Tuna Companies Worldwide that process or market tuna commit to conform to and be audited on ISSF Conservation Measures, including those on traceability, data collection and transshipment, among many others that deter IUU activities.
Requiring transactions ONLY with vessels that meet requirements: