ISSF convenes a diverse group of stakeholders — NGOs, vessel owners, retailers, tuna processors and more — to make sustainability recommendations to tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).

Here are recent advocacy letters that have resulted from that collaborative work.

Best Bycatch Release Practices in Tuna Purse Seiners

Date Added: August 31, 2018
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Tags: Best Practices, Bycatch Mitigation, Skippers Workshops
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Final

Description

The Skippers Workshop team has developed posters for purse-seine fishers. The posters show “best practices” for handling sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles that are incidentally caught. The posters are based on the best practices for bycatch-handling guidebook produced by Poisson et al. 2012.

This is an English version of a best-practices poster for purse-seine fishers used in ISSF Skippers Workshops. The poster is also available in Chinese, French, Indonesian, Korean, and Spanish.