22 of 25 Companies Fully Compliant with All 32 Measures Audited
ISSF has released its seventh annual Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (PDF), which shows a conformance rate of 99.6 percent by 25 ISSF participating companies with all 32 ISSF conservation measures in effect. Following the remediation period, 22 of the companies were fully compliant with all measures audited.
Two of the measures were newly in effect for the 2021 audit period.
“The transparent and independent auditing process these companies volunteer to undergo builds a foundation of accountability that makes our conservation measures effective and helps to hold other industry players to high standards,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson.
Our Audit Process
As part of its commitment to foster transparency and accountability in the fishing industry, ISSF engages third-party auditor MRAG Americas to assess ISSF participating seafood companies’ compliance with ISSF conservation measures. ISSF participating seafood companies agree to be audited annually according to a rigorous audit protocol.
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time
Our “Change Over Time” graphic tracks the percentage of ISSF participating companies that are in conformance, minor non-conformance, or major non-conformance with ISSF conservation measures. This graphic tracks compliance based on data published in our Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report.