In our collaborative workshops, vessel crew can provide direct feedback on scientists’ bycatch-reduction recommendations. Fishers also can offer their own mitigation insights and techniques, including sharing their prototypes for shark and manta-ray release ramps and non-entangling biodegradable FADs.
ISSF’s skippers workshops have focused on sharing information to meet these goals for more sustainable tuna fishing:
Workshops also can be customized for specific fleet needs.
ISSF reports have explored the benefits of fisher-scientist interactions at workshops and onboard purse seines. These tuna vessels and organizations, for example, partnered with ISSF on at-sea bycatch-reduction research projects in 2011-2017:
ISSF has created four searchable vessel lists to help improve transparency and traceability in the seafood industry: