Industry Commitment

ISSF expects the tuna industry to demonstrate and deepen its commitment to sustainable fishing and responsible seafood sourcing. From bycatch mitigation to product traceability, each ISSF participating company has committed to comply with ISSF conservation measures and other commitments designed to drive positive change — and to do so transparently through third-party audits.

And tuna vessels of all gear types can join our ProActive Register (PVR), an online database, and be audited on their compliance with select ISSF sustainability measures.

ISSF Conservation Measures

Since 2009, ISSF has adopted conservation measures to promote and accelerate sustainability best practices for processors, traders, marketers, and others in the seafood industry — and improve the long-term health of tuna fisheries.

Each ISSF participating company commits to comply with all ISSF conservation measures — which cover everything from vessel transactions to product labeling — and be independently audited on their operational transparency and compliance.


Strategic Goals

  • Additional tuna vessels of all gear types and sizes join the PVR

  • More tuna companies across the supply chain choose to comply with ISSF conservation measures

  • Conservation measures evolve to reflect new emerging best practices

  • Each ISSF participating tuna company maintains full conformance with all ISSF conservation measures

  • PVR vessel listings expand to credibly demonstrate FIP involvement and activities

Increasing Industry Participation

Tuna company participation and compliance with our conservation measures, along with vessel registration on the PVR, have increased steadily over ISSF’s history.

2012 through Jan 2021