Science-Based Recommendations to RFMOs
ISSF and its partners cooperate with and support Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and we vigorously advocate to RFMO members for the adoption and implementation of science-based management measures so that tuna stocks and their ecosystems are managed comprehensively and sustainably.
Our advocacy priorities include:
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot: Transshipment Regulation
Our “snapshots” identify best practices that RFMOs should follow to manage tuna fisheries sustainably. In detailed tables, the snapshots compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing the practices.
This snapshot identifies best practices in tuna RFMO transshipment regulations, and then shows each RFMO’s progress in implementing those practices. You can also review a related report, ISSF 2022-10: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations*.
Our “RFMO Progress” infographic series conveys how “cumulative wins” for key issues in sustainable fishing have increased over time across WCPFC, ICCAT, IATC, and IOTC.
Updated in January 2022, this infographic shows the number of tuna RFMO actions from 2013-2021 related to Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) that aligned with ISSF’s advocacy recommendations.