Results of the ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report are included in ISSF’s Annual Report, Transparent Accountability Across Tuna Fisheries.
The report shows a conformance rate of 99.6 percent by ISSF participating companies as of March 2022. It tracks companies’ progress in conforming with thirty-two ISSF conservation measures (CM), such as:
As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, ISSF engages third-party auditor MRAG Americas to audit participating companies to assess their compliance with ISSF conservation measures. MRAG Americas conducts independent auditing based on a rigorous audit protocol.
In addition to a summary report, MRAG Americas issues individual company reports that detail each organization’s compliance with ISSF conservation measures, and ISSF publishes these individual reports on its website.
Transparent Accountability Across Tuna Fisheries also features expert-authored articles on pressing topics related to more sustainable tuna fisheries. Dr. Tom Pickerell, Executive Director of the Global Tuna Alliance and Member of the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee, contributed “Commitments and Credibility in the Tuna Supply Chain.”
Read the article in the Annual Report
ISSF Conservation Measures
This infographic shows each ISSF conservation measure in each category — amended as well as new measures — as of June 2022.
How Sustainable Fishing Has Become a Priority for The Tuna Industry