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Environmental Stakeholder Committee

Experts from notable conservation and scientific organizations serve on ISSF’s Environmental Stakeholder Committee.

On a volunteer basis, ESC members offer their professional expertise to review and analyze information for ISSF initiatives. Like the Scientific Advisory Committee, the ESC advises the ISSF Board of Directors on sustainability issues and efforts, including ISSF conservation measures. ESC member involvement does not imply an endorsement of ISSF policy decisions.

Read “Tools for Transparency,” a feature article by Ben Gilmer, Chair of the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee, in the ISSF 2023 Annual Report.

ESC Roles & Responsibilities

Learn about the Terms of Reference that apply to the members of our Environmental Stakeholder Committee.

Sustainable Fishing Guides

Visit the ISSF Guidebooks site for online and downloadable guides for tuna skippers and observers in purse-seine, pole-and-line, and longline fisheries who want to fish more sustainably.