PI 1.2.2 Harvest Control Rules & Tools

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A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship Between the Number of FAD Deployments and the Number of FAD Sets for the EPO Purse-Seine Fishery (PDF)

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Acoustic Discrimination Technology to Support Selective Fishing (infographic)

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Acoustic Discrimination Timeline: Research and Publications (infographic)

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Behavior of skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares), and bigeye (T. obsesus) tunas associated with drifting fish aggregating devices (dFADs) in the Indian Ocean, assessed through acoustic telemetry

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Behaviour and Vulnerability of Target and Non-Target Species at Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fishery Determined by Acoustic Telemetry

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Characterization, Communication, and Management of Uncertainty in Tuna Fisheries

This paper reviews the similarities and differences among tuna RFMOs stock assessments, and provides recommendations (p.12)

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Collective Best Practices for Well-Managed FAD Fisheries Guide (PDF)

Best practices for Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) fisheries collaboratively developed by the NGO Tuna Forum

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Fisheryprogress.org Website and Resources

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How Far Are We from Discriminating Tuna Species at FADs?

At the link, see p. 35 in Doc. No. j-FAD_07/2017.

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ICCAT North Atlantic Albacore Management Strategy Evaluation Process (PDF)

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ISSF 2010-02: Bellagio Framework For Sustainable Tuna Fisheries. Bellagio Conference, May 2010

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocationPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2011-02: Report of the 2011 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop. Stock-Recruitment Relationships and Juvenile and Small Tuna Mortality.

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ISSF 2011-11A: Allocation of Rights in the International Environmental Context. Napa Conference, Feb 2011

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocationPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2011-13: Allocation of Property Rights in Global Tuna Fisheries. Cordoba Conference, Sep 2011

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocation, CapacityPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2012-10: Report of the 2012 Stock Assessment Workshop. Understanding Purse Seine CPUE

Purse SeineStock StatusFIP Actions, PreassessmentOther Workshops0
ISSF 2014-13: Report of the 2014 ISSF Capacity Transfer Workshop

Purse SeineCapacityFIP ActionsOther Workshops0
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee

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ISSF 2015-06: Report of the 2015 Stock Assessment Workshop. Characterizing Uncertainty in Stock Assessment

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ISSF 2017-01: Computing a Global Rate of Non-Target Species Catch (Bycatch) in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

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ISSF 2018-15: 2018 ISSF Stock Assessment Workshop: Review of Current t-RFMO Practice in Stock Status Determinations

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ISSF 2018-18: Reporting and Transparency of Catch and/or Effort Quotas in Tuna RFMOS: A Survey Paper

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineAllocation, CapacityFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

This report provides practical examples that fleets could adopt as their FAD management policies

Purse SeineGeneralFIP Actions, PreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

LonglineGeneralFIP ActionsTechnical Reports0
ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with Emphasis on FADs

This document summarizes recommended best practices for tropical tuna FAD fisheries, linked to MSC Performance Indicators.

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ISSF 2020-15: Information and monitoring best practices for tropical tuna purse seine fisheries relative to the MSC standard

This paper describes best-practice monitoring activities for each MSC PI based on data needs, as well as to identify data monitoring systems, sources, and technology that can be used to collect this information.

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ISSF 2021-01: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria (Principle 1 and Principle 3)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineGeneralPreassessmentTechnical Reports0
ISSF Conservation Measure 1.2: RFMO Participation

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ISSF Conservation Measure 2.4: Supply Chain Transparency, Audit, Reporting and Purchase Requirements

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ISSF Conservation Measure 3.7: Transactions with Vessels or Companies with Vessel-Based FAD Management Policies

Purse SeineFADsFIP Actions, PreassessmentISSF Conservation Measures0
ISSF Conservation Measure 6.1: Transaction Ban for Large-Scale Purse-Seine Vessels not Actively Fishing for Tuna as of December 31, 2012

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ISSF Glossary

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Improving communication: the key to more effective MSE processes (PDF)

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineManagement Strategy EvaluationFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Longline FIPs Best Practices checklist

Checklist of actions that Longline FIPs can perform to achieve high-level best practices with the objective of achieving MSC certification.

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Marine Stewardship Council Guidance for Using the MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) (PDF)

Tool to benchmark and track fisheries as they progress towards sustainability and MSC certification

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OnBoard SPC App

Electronic fishing logsheet and e-reporting for the WCPFC area. This app allow longline vessels to connect and send data to Tufman 2 Database.

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Options for Managing FAD Impacts on Target Tuna Stocks (PDF)

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Potential Use of Cannery Receipt Data for the Scientific Work of the WCPFC (PDF)

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Purse Seine FIPs Best Practices checklist

Checklist of actions that Purse Seine FIPs can perform to achieve high-level best practices with the objective of achieving MSC certification.

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RFMO Position Statements

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Report of the Expert Consultation Workshop on Management Strategy Evaluation (PDF)

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Research proposal: an evaluation of data from ISSF-affiliated canneries for use in tuna fisheries management (PDF)

Ongoing assessment of the usage of cannery sales data as a complementary dataset in support of tuna fisheries management.

Gillnet, Longline, Pole and Line, Purse SeineOperational DataFIP ActionsOperational Data0
Review of Purse Seine Logbooks Used in the ICCAT Area and Recommendations for a Harmonised Form (PDF)

Purse SeineGeneralFIP ActionsOther Papers0
Status of the Stocks report + Interactive tool

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Target strength of skipjack tuna (Katsuwanus pelamis) associated with fish aggregating devices (FADs)

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Towards Acoustic Discrimination of Tuna Species at FADs: Measuring Acoustic Properties of Yellowfin Tuna (PDF)

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Vessels in Other Sustainability Initiatives (VOSI)

Fishing vessels can register on this public vessel list to show they are operating in Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fisheries, participating in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), or both.

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WCPFC Harvest Strategy and Reference Points

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What Does Well-Managed FAD Use Look Like within a Tropical Purse Seine Fishery? (PDF)

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Who Determines Sustainability? (PDF)

Publication on history and status of fishery certifications (including MSC) and FIPs

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