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.

ISSF 2009-02: Bycatch in the World’s Tuna Fisheries: Measured Data, Programs and Progress Proposal. Jun 2009

Date Added: August 7, 2016
Authors: ISSF
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Tags: Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation
Language: English
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Report Type: Technical Report

Description

Bycatch — the unintended taking of juvenile tuna, non-targeted fish, and other animals — and discards of unsuitable catch occur in nearly all of the world’s many commercial fisheries. In some they are large enough to affect the fishery, while in others they are insignificant biologically and economically. Either way, bycatch and discards represent waste of natural resources, even for species whose commercial value may be nil and whose role in the ecosystem may be as yet undefined.