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.
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
28 ISSF POSITION STATEMENTS and 12 co-signed joint letters urging RFMO action in priority areas
49 cumulative wins on harvest control rules across all RFMOs
Harvest control rules for all commercial tuna species