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ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures

Date Added: August 13, 2015
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Tags: Compliance, Conservation Measures
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To support tuna stock and tuna ecosystem sustainability, ISSF Participating Companies (PC) have agreed to meet a number conservation measures and commitments designed to improve the long-term health of tuna fisheries.

This document describes the protocol for the auditing of PC compliance with those conservation measures and commitments in effect for 2014.

PCs are obliged to respond fully, accurately and in a timely manner to all reasonable requests made in the course of the reviews. PCs must provide appropriate supporting documents, data or other support. Appropriate confidentiality obligations will be established and observed by ISSF staff and the consultant(s). MRAG will provide a report on each company’s participation and cooperation in the audit process.

In addition to the standard audits, MRAG will also follow up in 2015 with PCs that do not demonstrate full compliance with the ISSF conservation measures and commitments for 2014.