This table shows tuna fisheries worldwide that either have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or are currently undergoing a full assessment to become certified.

Helping tuna fisheries meet sustainability criteria to achieve the MSC certification standard — without conditions — is ISSF’s ultimate objective.

Tuna fishery names are linked to their pages on the MSC Track a Fishery site. You can sort or filter by column. This table is updated quarterly. It was last updated on Nov. 5, 2021.

Fishery Name In Full Assessment (FA) or MSC Certfied (C) Fishing Grounds Gear Type(s) Tuna Species Date entered FA or Certified until
Fishery Name In Full Assessment (FA) or MSC Certfied (C) Fishing Grounds Gear Type(s) Tuna Species Date entered FA or Certified until
AAFA and WFOA North Pacific albacore tuna C North Pacific Ocean Troll ALB 13-Dec-2023
AAFA and WFOA South Pacific albacore tuna C South Pacific, eastern central Pacific Troll ALB 14-May-2024
American Samoa EEZ Albacore and Yellowfin Longline Fishery C American Samoa EEZ, WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 22-May-2023
Canada Highly Migratory Species Foundation (CHMSF) British Columbia Albacore Tuna North Pacific C Canada, British Columbia, EPO Troll ALB 7-Dec-2025
Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack tuna C Eastern Indian Ocean Purse seine free school and drifting FAD SKJ 8-May-2024
Fiji Albacore, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna longline C Fiji WCPO, EPO Longline ALB, BET, YFT 22-July-2023
French Polynesia albacore and yellowfin longline fishery C WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 18-Dec-2023
Ishihara Marine Products albacore and skipjack pole and line fishery C Japan Northwest Pacific Pole-and-line ALB, SKJ 11-Sept-2024
Japanese Pole and Line skipjack and albacore tuna fishery C WCPO Pole-and-line ALB, SKJ 16-April-2022
Maldives pole & line skipjack tuna C Western Indian Ocean Pole-and-line SKJ 28-May-2023
New Zealand albacore tuna troll C New Zealand, southwest Pacific Troll ALB 13-Aug-2022
North Atlantic albacore artisanal fishery C Spain, Bay of Biscay, NAO Pole-and-line, troll ALB 6-Dec-2021
Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna Fishery C Mexico, EPO Purse seine free school and dolphin school sets SKJ, YFT 6-Mar-2023
PNA Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin, unassociated / non FAD set, tuna purse seine C PNA WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ, YFT 21-Mar-2023
PT Citraraja Ampat, Sorong pole and line Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna C Indonesia, WCPO Pole-and-line SKJ, YFT 21-May-2024
Sant Yago TF Unassociated purse seine Atlantic yellowfin tuna fishery C Curacao, Eastern central Atlantic Purse seine unassociated YFT 4-Sept-2024
Solomon Islands skipjack and yellowfin tuna purse seine and pole and line C Solomon Islands WCPO – EEZ and Main Group Archipelago Purse seine and pole-and-line SKJ, YFT 1-June-2026
SZLC CSFC & FZLC FSM EEZ Longline (Yellowfin Tuna) C FSM EEZ Longline YFT 4-April-2024
SZLC, CSFC & FZLC Cook Islands EEZ South Pacific albacore, yellowfin and bigeye longline C Cook Islands EEZ Longline ALB, BET, YFT 11-Feb-2026
Talleys New Zealand Skipjack Tuna Purse Seine C New Zealand EEZ, WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ 16-Feb-2023
Tri Marine Western and Central Pacific Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna C WCPO Purse seine SKJ, YFT 1-Sept-2026
US North Atlantic swordfish, yellowfin and albacore tuna fishery C US N. Atlantic Longline ALB, SWO, YFT 5-Sept-2023
Australian Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and swordfish) C WCPO Longline ALB, BET, SWO, YFT 26-Feb-2026
WPSTA Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin purse seine C WCPO Purse seine SKJ, YFT 20-Dec-2023
Kiribati albacore, bigeye and yellowfin tuna longline fishery C Kiribati Longline ALB, BET, YFT 18-Jan-2026
The Maluku Indonesian Handline Yellowfin Tuna Fishery C Indonesia Handline, pole-and-line YFT 11-Nov-2025
Pan Pacific yellowfin, bigeye and albacore longline fishery C Korea, WCPO Longline ALB, BET, YFT 25-Dec-2025
PNG Fishing Industry Association’s purse seine Skipjack & Yellowfin Tuna Fishery C PNG, WCPO, EPO Purse seine SKJ, YFT 10-Nov-2025
SATHOAN French Mediterranean Bluefin tuna artisanal longline and handline fishery C Mediterranean and Black Sea Longline and handline BFT 22-Oct-2025
Solomon Islands longline albacore and yellowfin tuna fishery C Solomon Islands, WCPO Longline ALB, YFT 28-May-2025
MIFV RMI EEZ Longline Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna C Marshall Islands EEZ Longline BET, YFT 6-April-2025
Tropical Pacific yellowfin and skipjack free-school purse seine fishery C WCPO Purse seine free school SKJ, YFT 17-April-2025
Usufuku Honten Northeast Atlantic longline bluefin tuna fishery C NE Atlantic Longline BFT 9-Feb-2026
SZLC CSFC & FZLC FSM EEZ Longline (Bigeye Tuna) C FSM EEZ Longline BET 6-Sept-2024
CFTO Indian Ocean Purse Seine Skipjack fishery C Indian Ocean (FAO 51 and 57) Purse Seine SKJ 1-June-20266
Owasebussan Co. Ltd. North Pacific Longline Tuna Fishery for Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna & Bigeye Tuna C North Pacific Ocean Longline ALB, BET, YFT 3-Feb-2026
Indonesia pole-and-line and handline, skipjack and yellowfin tuna of Western and Central Pacific archipelagic waters C Indonesia Fishery Management Areas 713, 714, 715, 716 Pole-and-line, handline SKJ, YFT 25-Jan-2026
ANABAC Atlantic unassociated purse seine yellowfin tuna C Atlantic Purse seine unassociated YFT 24-June-2026
Kochi and Miyazaki Offshore Pole and Line Albacore and Skipjack fishery C WCPO, Japan EEZ Pole-and-line ALB, SKJ 20-June-2026
Micronesia Skipjack, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna Purse Seine Fishery C WCPO, FSM EEZ Purse seine BET, SKJ, YFT 4-Aug-2026
AGAC four oceans Integral Purse Seine Tropical Tuna Fishery FA Atlantic , Indian, Eastern Pacific, Western and Central Pacific Ocean Purse seine BET, SKJ, YFT 21-Aug-2020
Philippine Small-Scale Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) Handline Fishery C Municipal (territorial) and EEZ waters of the Philippines Handline YFT 18-Oct-2026
Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS) fishery FA EPO, Ecuador EEZ Purse seine BET, SKJ, YFT 24-Sept-2020
Eastern Pacific Purse Seine Skipjack and Yellowfin tuna fishery (FSC and FAD set fishery) FA Ecuadorian EEZ, Peruvian EEZ and High Seas (IATTC) Purse seine SKJ, YFT 22-Dec-2020
Tri Marine Atlantic Albacore longline fishery FA Atlantic ocean Longline ALB 15-April-2021
US Pacific Tuna Group Purse Seine FSC and FAD Set Fishery FA Pacific ocean Purse seine BET, SKJ, YFT 26-May-2021
JC Mackintosh´s Greenstick, handline and fishing rod bluefin tuna fishery FA Strait of Gibraltar Greenstick, Handline and Rod BFT 31-Aug-2021
Nauru Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna Purse Seine Fishery FA WCPO and PNA Purse seine BET, SKJ, YFT 2-Sept-2021
Sustainable Western and Central Pacific (SWCP) Yellowfin Tuna and Skipjack 1st Fishery FA WCPO and PNA Purse seine SKJ, YFT 6-Sept-2021
Hawaii longline swordfish, bigeye and yellowfin tuna fishery FA Pacific ocean Longline SWO, BET, YFT 25-Oct-2021