In these reports, we share our research-based recommendations for sustainable tuna fisheries management, covering observer programs, transshipment, and many other key topics.

Best practices reports are authored by our fisheries policy experts and/or fisheries scientists. See also our companion “best practices snapshots” series and our scientific reports.

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
ISSF 2019-11: Recommended Best Practices for FAD Management in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries July 31, 2019 Dr. Victor Restrepo, Holly Koehler, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Purse Seine Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report July 31, 2019
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 2021-05: Survey of Human Observer Programs for Purse Seine Vessels and a Set of Best Practices* April 21, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report April 21, 2021
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 2022-05: 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 N/A Technical Report April 4, 2022
ISSF 2022-06: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* March 15, 2022 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 15, 2022
ISSF 2022-07: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps* March 23, 2022 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Port State Measures, RFMOs, Tuna, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 23, 2022
ISSF 2022-08: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* April 1, 2022 Holly Koehler, Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 1, 2022
ISSF 2022-10: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* May 18, 2022 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 18, 2022
ISSF 2022-11: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* May 16, 2022 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 16, 2022
ISSF 2022-12: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* May 19, 2022 Holly Koehler, Dr. Gala Moreno English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 19, 2022