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Scientific Advisory Committee

Led by ISSF’s head scientist Dr. Victor Restrepo, the ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprises leading marine and fisheries scientists.

In addition to offering guidance on ISSF research priorities and supporting the many technical reports ISSF publishes — notably the annual Status of the Stocks report and analysis of tuna fisheries against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators — the Scientific Advisory Committee provides reference material for the Board of Directors to consider prior to taking action on sustainability efforts.

Our Research Program

Learn about ISSF research to help ensure the long-term sustainability of global tuna stocks and the marine ecosystem.

SAC Member Roles & Responsibilities

Learn about the Terms of Reference that apply to the members of our Scientific Advisory Committee.

Video Interviews

Visit ISSF’s YouTube channel to watch our “Getting My Feet Wet” video series, featuring SAC members —and other scientists working with the ISSF team —about their careers in fisheries and marine science.