The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health.
Helping global tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF’s ultimate objective.
Our contributions to advancing sustainable fisheries — which are explored on our “Decade of Discovery” timeline — include:
ISSF launched its second five-year strategic plan in 2018, which formalized support for fisheries improvement projects.
In 2019, we celebrated ISSF’s first “Decade of Discovery” of researching, sharing, and advocating best practices in sustainable tuna fishing.
As part of our 10th anniversary events, we sponsored the ISSF Seafood Sustainability Contest — awarding prizes to two up-and-coming fisheries scientists to support their bycatch-mitigation research projects.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos about the contest and the Grand Prize Winner.
Our “Decade of Discovery” timeline highlights ISSF milestones from our founding in 2009 through our 10th anniversary year.