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 Gala Moreno, Hilario Murua, Holly Koehler, Victor Restrepo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Hilario Murua, Koehler, Moreno, Purse Seine, Restrepo 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 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, 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 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Victor Restrepo, Hilario Murua, Juan Pedro Monteagudo English N/A Best Practices, FADs, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Hilario Murua, Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Moreno, MSC Certification, Purse Seine, Restrepo, 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 Ana Justel-Rubio, Dr. Gala Moreno, Dr. Hilario Murua, 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 2021-02: Combatting IUU Fishing: Continual Improvement and Best Practices for IUU Listing Measures in Tuna RFMOs* February 26, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-03: Transshipment: Strengthening Tuna RFMO Transshipment Regulations* May 6, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, Transshipment, van der Geest, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report May 6, 2021
ISSF 2021-04: Tuna RFMO Authorised Vessel Lists: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* February 26, 2021 Claire van der Geest English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, MCS, RFMOs, van der Geest, Vessel Lists, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
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, Koehler, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Purse Seine, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports N/A Technical Report April 21, 2021
ISSF 2021-06: Tuna RFMO Compliance Assessment Processes: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* April 9, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report April 9, 2021
ISSF 2021-07: Survey of the Treatment of Support/Supply/Tender Vessels in Tuna RFMOs* February 26, 2021 Dr. Gala Moreno, Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Moreno, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-08: RFMO Vessel Monitoring Systems: A Comparative Analysis to Identify Best Practices* February 26, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A Best Practices, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, RFMOs, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report February 26, 2021
ISSF 2021-09: Port State Measures in Tuna RFMOs: Benchmarking RFMO Port State Measures Against the 2009 FAO PSMA and Identifying Gaps March 18, 2021 Holly Koehler English N/A CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Koehler, Port State Measures, RFMOs, Tuna, WCPFC Best Practices Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports N/A Technical Report March 18, 2021