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.

Joint Advocacy Letters tagged with ISSF

Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
Image Title Date Author(s) Language RFMO(s) Tag(s) Category Company Report Type Activity Year
2020 ISSA Form 990 September 24, 2021 English N/A ISSF Filings N/A Final September 24, 2021
2020 ISSF Form 990 September 1, 2021 English N/A ISSF Filings N/A Final September 1, 2021
Advancing Sustainable Tuna Fisheries: A Five-Year Plan February 5, 2018 English N/A ISSF, Strategic Plan Strategic Plan N/A N/A February 5, 2018
Biodegradable FAD Timeline: Reducing FAD Structure Impacts on the Marine Ecosystem February 1, 2022 English N/A Biodegradable FADs, Ecosystem, FADs, ISSF, science Infographics N/A Final February 1, 2022
BioFADs: New Trials and Large-Scale Deployment April 20, 2021 English N/A Biodegradable FADs, FADs, ISSF, Pole and Line, Purse Seine, science Infographics N/A Final April 20, 2021
ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC) Terms of Reference June 22, 2020 English N/A ISSF Filings N/A Final June 22, 2020
ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Terms of Reference September 17, 2018 English N/A ISSF Filings N/A Final September 17, 2018
ISSF Scientific Research with Tuna Fleets, 2011-Present April 20, 2021 English N/A Acoustic Discrimination, Biodegradable FADs, Bycatch Mitigation, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, ISSF, science, Sharks, Tuna Infographics N/A Final April 20, 2021
ISSF Universe of Partners and Stakeholders May 23, 2017 English N/A ISSF Infographics N/A N/A May 23, 2017
ISSF’s Scientist Advisors Reflect on a Decade of Discovery April 13, 2020 ISSF English N/A ISSF, science Annual Reports N/A Final April 13, 2020