ISSF position statements raise issues and recommendations for Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) to consider in their policymaking discussions and decisions.

Our advocacy team prepares and circulates our statements in advance of major tuna RFMO meetings. Some statements are available in several languages, depending on RFMO region. If you would like to request an older version of a statement, write to us at [email protected].

Position Statements tagged with Advocacy

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
Common Ground For Buyer Engagement In Support Of Tuna Sustainability Improvement October 3, 2014 English N/A Advocacy, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 3, 2014
ISSF 2012-06: Fisheries Management and Job Creation in the Pacific Islands January 23, 2012 Joshua Graff Zivin, Maria Damon English N/A Advocacy Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 23, 2012
Joint Letter to WCPFC (Nov. 27, 2017): Harvest Strategies, Non-entangling FADs, and Observer Coverage November 30, 2017 English WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, Harvest Strategies, Longline, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Coverage, Tuna, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final November 30, 2017
NGO Tuna Forum Global Tuna Sustainability Appeal (September 2018) September 30, 2018 English IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Advocacy, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, Harvest Control Rules, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Non-Entangling FADs, Observer Programs, WCPFC Joint Advocacy, Joint Letters N/A Final September 30, 2018