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 Compliance

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 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) October 30, 2020 Spanish IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 IATTC Position Statement October 30, 2020 English IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 30, 2020
2020 ICCAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 28, 2020 Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Déclaration de Position | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 28, 2020 French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 28, 2020 English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2020 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) October 12, 2020 ISSF French IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 12, 2020
2020 IOTC Position Statement October 8, 2020 ISSF English IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 8, 2020
2020 WCPFC Position Statement October 28, 2020 English WCPFC Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 28, 2020
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 15, 2021 English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 15, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 20, 2021 French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 20, 2021 Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2021
2021 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) (for June 2021 Meeting) April 29, 2021 French IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 29, 2021
2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting) April 26, 2021 English IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements N/A Final April 26, 2021
2021 WCPFC Position Statement October 15, 2021 English WCPFC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Sharks, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final October 15, 2021
2022 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2022 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) June 30, 2022 Spanish IATTC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final June 30, 2022
2022 IATTC Position Statement July 6, 2022 English IATTC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final July 6, 2022
2022 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 31, 2022 English ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final October 31, 2022
2022 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 20, 2022 French ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2022
2022 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 20, 2022 Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final October 20, 2022
2022 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) April 8, 2022 French IOTC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements, Translated N/A Final April 8, 2022
2022 IOTC Position Statement April 8, 2022 English IOTC Bycatch, Bycatch Mitigation, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements N/A Final April 8, 2022
2022 WCPFC Position Statement October 20, 2022 English WCPFC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements N/A Final October 20, 2022
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time (November 2022) November 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final November 9, 2022
Atunlo — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports N/A Final May 9, 2022
Bolton Food — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bolton Foods Final March 28, 2022
Bumble Bee — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bumble Bee Seafoods Final March 28, 2022
Chotiwat — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Chotiwat Final March 28, 2022
Conservas Rianxeria S.A.U. (Jealsa) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Conservas Rianxeria Final March 28, 2022
Conservation Measure 2.2 Data Reporting Template for ISSF Participating Companies (Excel) July 11, 2019 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final July 11, 2019
Data Check Company Application (2022) November 18, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Applications Final November 18, 2022
Eurofish S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2022) August 30, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Eurofish S.A. Final August 30, 2022
Everwin Industrial Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Everwin Industrial Co. Final March 28, 2022
Foodtech JSC — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Foodtech JSC Final March 28, 2022
Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. Final March 28, 2022
General Tuna Corporation — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) June 8, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Participating Company Audit Reports General Tuna Corporation Update (Remediated) June 8, 2022
Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) Final March 28, 2022
ISSA Antitrust Agreement (Associate Members) August 7, 2020 English N/A Compliance Compliance Final August 7, 2020
ISSA Antitrust Agreement (Full Members) August 7, 2020 English N/A Compliance Compliance Final August 7, 2020
ISSA Bylaws (2019) November 5, 2019 English N/A Compliance Filings Final November 5, 2019
ISSA Compliance Policy April 27, 2017 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process, Compliance Final April 27, 2017
ISSF 2013-09: Sustainable Fishery Agreements: Strategies for Enforcement & Compliance. Maui Conferences, Jan 2013 January 25, 2013 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management, Compliance, RFMOs Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports Technical Report January 25, 2013
ISSF 2019 Position Statements February 15, 2021 English, French, Spanish IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements Final February 15, 2021
ISSF 2022-05: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 4, 2022 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports Technical Report April 4, 2022
ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (April 2022) April 14, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures Final April 14, 2022
ISSF Bylaws (2019) November 5, 2019 ISSF English N/A Compliance Filings Final November 5, 2019
ISSF Conservation Measures (November 2022) November 16, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures Final November 16, 2022
ISSF Data Check Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures February 18, 2021 English N/A Compliance, Data Check Companies Audit Process Final February 18, 2021
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2020) November 5, 2020 English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final November 5, 2020
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2021) January 6, 2022 English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final January 6, 2022
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2022) November 16, 2022 English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final November 16, 2022
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Longline Vessels (November 2022) November 16, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Longline, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process Final November 16, 2022
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Pole & Line, Handline, & Troll Vessels (August 2022) August 2, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Handline, Pole and Line, ProActive Vessel Register, Trolling Audit Process Final August 2, 2022
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Purse Seine Vessels (August 2022) August 2, 2022 English N/A Compliance, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine Audit Process Final August 2, 2022
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Supply & Tender Vessels (September 2022) September 13, 2022 English N/A Compliance, ProActive Vessel Register, Supply Vessel Audit Process Final September 13, 2022
ISSF Strategic Plan For 2013-2017 August 13, 2015 English N/A Compliance Strategic Plan N/A August 13, 2015
ISSF VOSI Audit Policy November 16, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance Final November 16, 2022
Lovering Foods Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Lovering Foods Ltd. Final March 28, 2022
Marbelize S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 6, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final May 6, 2022
Negocios Industriales Real S.A. (NIRSA) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Negocios Industriales Real (NIRSA) S.A. Final March 28, 2022
Notice to the ISSF Participating Companies and Vessels listed on the ProActive Vessel Register: Audit Protocol Override due to COVID-19 March 23, 2020 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures Final March 23, 2020
P.T. Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industries — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final May 9, 2022
P.T. Pahala Bahari Nusantara — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final May 9, 2022
Participating Company Audit Results (November 2022) November 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final November 9, 2022
Pataya Food Industries Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Pataya Food Industries Ltd. Final March 28, 2022
Princes Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Princes Limited Final March 28, 2022
PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia Final March 28, 2022
Qingdao Hengxin Aquatic Products Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final May 9, 2022
RFMO Best Practice Performance June 1, 2022 English CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots Final June 1, 2022
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2022: Compliance Processes April 4, 2022 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots Snapshot April 4, 2022
RS Cannery Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports RS Cannery Co. Final March 28, 2022
Salica — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Salica Industria Alimentaria Final March 28, 2022
Sapmer — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sapmer Final March 28, 2022
Sea Value Public Company Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sea Value Public Company Limited Final March 28, 2022
South Seas Tuna Corporation Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports South Seas Final March 28, 2022
StarKist — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports StarKist Co. Final March 28, 2022
Thai Union Europe — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Europe Final March 28, 2022
Thai Union Manufacturing Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Manufacturing Co. Final March 28, 2022
Thunnus Overseas Group — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thunnus Overseas Group Final March 28, 2022
Tri Marine — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tri Marine Final March 28, 2022
Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) March 28, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co. Final March 28, 2022
Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (November 2022) November 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final November 9, 2022
Vessel Policy Templates for ISSF Conservation Measures September 26, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Compliance, Conservation Measures Final September 26, 2022
Zhejiang Qirun Food Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2021) May 9, 2022 English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final May 9, 2022