PI 3.1.1 Legal and/or Customary Framework

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

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

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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 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

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ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

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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)

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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 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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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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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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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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