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 / IPNLF Skippers’ Guidebook to Pole-and-Line Fishing Best Practices

Date Added: July 11, 2019
Authors: ISSF, IPNLF
Downloaded: 624 times
Tags: Best Practices, Pole and Line, Skippers Guidebook, Tuna
Language: English
Featured: False
Report Type: Final

Description

ISSF and the International Pole & Line Foundation have collaborated to produce a guidebook on best practices for pole-and-line tuna skippers and vessel crew.

This is the first edition of the guidebook, which includes many photos, illustrations, and detailed tables. It covers:

  • Target tuna species in pole-and-line fishing
  • Tuna fishing operations, including tuna schools and fishing strategy
  • Catch handling, preservation, and quality issues, including storage practices and equipment
  • Baitfish species and baitfish management
  • Livebait capture and utilization

The guidebook also includes information about the history of pole-and-line fishing and sustainability considerations.