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.

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.