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 MSC Certification

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
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A Preliminary Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of Fishing for Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria February 3, 2017 ISSF English N/A Bycatch, MSC Certification Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report February 3, 2017
FAD Use, FIPs, & the MSC Standard September 24, 2019 ISSF English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Infographics N/A Final September 24, 2019
Fishery Improvement Project Process July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
ISSF 2014-14: Report of the 2014 Meeting of the Indian Ocean Skipjack MSE Advisory Committee October 30, 2014 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Skipjack Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Meeting Report October 30, 2014
ISSF 2018-16: A Pre-Assessment of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Fisheries Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria: Principle 2 May 22, 2018 Paul A.H. Medley, Tristan Southall, Jodi Bostrom, Erika Zollett, Gudrun Guadian English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 22, 2018
ISSF 2018-16: MSC Principle 2 Pre-assessment Report Materials May 21, 2018 ISSF English N/A Harvest Strategies, MSC Certification, RFMOs, Stock Assessment, Tuna Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report May 21, 2018
ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification* March 16, 2020 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Hilario Murua English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline, MSC Certification, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-11: Recommended Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification, with an Emphasis on FADs* March 16, 2020 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Ana Justel-Rubio, Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report March 16, 2020
ISSF 2020-15: Information and Monitoring Best Practices for Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries Relative to the MSC Standard September 8, 2020 Dr. Hilario Murua, Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Purse Seine Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report September 8, 2020
ISSF 2022-02: ISSF Responsible Fishing Guidelines for Tuna Longline Fisheries January 27, 2022 Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline, MSC Certification, Tuna Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 27, 2022
ISSF 2022-03: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria* January 28, 2022 Paul A.H. Medley, Jo Gascoigne, Giuseppe Scarcella English N/A Albacore Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MSC Certification, RFMOs, science, Skipjack, Stock Status, Tuna, WCPFC, Yellowfin Tuna Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report January 28, 2022
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs June 6, 2014 English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Reports N/A N/A June 6, 2014
ISSF Analysis Of Tuna Fisheries Against MSC PIs – March 2015 April 8, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status Annual Reports N/A N/A April 8, 2015
ISSF Resources for FIP Workplan Activity, by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicator May 25, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification N/A N/A May 25, 2018
ISSF VOSI Audit Policy February 22, 2022 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance N/A Final February 22, 2022
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles & Performance Indicators) July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fisheries Standard (Principles) July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
MSC Fishery Scoring Process July 2, 2018 English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification Infographics N/A N/A July 2, 2018
RFMO Performance (MSC Principle 3) February 3, 2022 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, RFMOs Infographics N/A Final February 3, 2022
Sixth Tuna Management Workshop Takes Best Practices to West Africa Through Two Days of Hands-on Trainings January 30, 2018 English N/A Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MSC Certification, Tuna N/A N/A January 30, 2018
Summary – An Evaluation Of The Sustainability Of Global Tuna Stocks Relative To Marine Stewardship Council Criteria August 13, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A August 13, 2015
Summary of Sustainable Tuna Stocks (MSC Principle 1) February 3, 2022 ISSF English N/A MSC Certification, Stock Status, Tuna Infographics N/A Final February 3, 2022
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The ISSF Analysis of Tuna Fisheries Against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Performance Indicators (PIs) July 28, 2015 English N/A MSC Certification, science, Stock Status N/A N/A July 28, 2015
VOSI Application Form May 6, 2022 ISSF English N/A Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Applications N/A Final May 6, 2022