Our “snapshots” identify best practices that Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) should follow to manage tuna fisheries sustainably.

In detailed tables, the snapshots compare tuna RFMO progress in implementing the practices.

For a high-level comparison across the five RFMOs, see our Tuna RFMO Best Practice Performance “scorecard” below. We also publish companion “best-practices reports” on these topics and “RFMO progress” infographics.

ISSF 2022-02: ISSF Responsible Fishing Guidelines for Tuna Longline Fisheries

Date Added: January 26, 2022
Authors: Juan Pedro Monteagudo, Dr. Hilario Murua, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler
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Tags: Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Longline, MSC Certification, Tuna
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Technical Report

Description

Many tuna fisheries have begun to enter Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) to address the problems that would prevent them from achieving or maintaining Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. This includes longline fisheries that target tunas such as albacore, bigeye and yellowfin.

ISSF and other NGOs have put together lists of the elements that they consider to be most important for effective management of longline tuna fisheries.

This paper emphasizes the most important and common weaknesses identified in longline tuna FIP action plans against ISSF 2020-10: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification.