Our technical services for FIPs may include consultations, workshops, and customized recommendations — including scientific and policy guidance from ISSF experts. To inquire about technical services, use our FIP Support Form.
ISSF is the only NGO worldwide focused primarily on sustainability in tuna fisheries, encompassing tuna conservation, bycatch reduction, marine ecosystem health, and other key issues. Tuna is one of the most important seafoods. In 2019, commercial fishing vessels caught about 5.3 million tonnes of tuna, a 2% increase from the year before.
Whether you are contemplating entering a FIP or are well along in the process, ISSF can help to support your improvement activities. We can assist handline, pole-and-line, longline, and purse seine fisheries of every scale, anywhere in the world, offering deep expertise and connecting stakeholders across the seafood sustainability spectrum.
ISSF does not fund, manage, organize, coordinate, or govern FIPs, however. We also do not author FIP workplans, but you can find workplan templates and other useful tools on FisheryProgress.org.
This graphic shows the Principles and PIs in MSC Fisheries Standard, which are used to assesses fisheries for certification.
In addition to advocating best practices in fisheries management to RFMOs — through reports, snapshots, and other materials — ISSF develops best-practices resources for fishers, including skippers workshops and guidebooks and an illustrated guide for building Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) that are both non-entangling and biodegradable.