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Scientific Reports tagged with Compliance

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 VOSI Audit Policy November 19, 2021 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Fisheries Improvement Projects, MSC Certification, Vessel Lists Compliance N/A Final November 19, 2021
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time (November 2021) November 17, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final November 17, 2021
Participating Company Audit Results (November 2021) November 17, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics N/A Final November 17, 2021
Update to ISSF Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (November 2021) November 17, 2021 ISSF English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures N/A Final November 17, 2021
ISSF Conservation Measures (November 2021) November 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures N/A Final November 15, 2021
Lovering Foods Ltd. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) November 1, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Lovering Foods Ltd. Update (Remediated) November 1, 2021
Vessel Policy Templates for ISSF Conservation Measures October 25, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Compliance, Conservation Measures Final October 25, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 20, 2021 N/A French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 20, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 20, 2021 N/A Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 20, 2021
2021 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 15, 2021 N/A English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements Final October 15, 2021
2021 WCPFC Position Statement October 15, 2021 N/A English WCPFC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements Final October 15, 2021
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Purse Seine Vessels (August 2021) August 13, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine Audit Process Final August 13, 2021
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Supply & Tender Vessels (August 2021) August 13, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, ProActive Vessel Register, Supply Vessel Audit Process Final August 13, 2021
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Longline Vessels (August 2021) August 13, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Longline, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process Final August 13, 2021
ISSF ProActive Vessel Register (PVR): Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Pole & Line, Handline, & Troll Vessels (August 2021) August 13, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Pole and Line, ProActive Vessel Register, Trolling Audit Process Final August 13, 2021
2021 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) (for June 2021 Meeting) April 29, 2021 N/A French IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements, Translated Final April 29, 2021
2021 IOTC Position Statement (for June 2021 Meeting) April 26, 2021 N/A English IOTC Bycatch, Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Observer Coverage, Port State Measures, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Tuna, Vessel Monitoring System Position Statements Final April 26, 2021
Lovering Foods Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Lovering Foods Ltd. Final April 22, 2021
Zhejiang Qirun Food Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final April 15, 2021
Aggregate Participating Company Compliance Over Time (March 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final April 15, 2021
Participating Company Audit Results (March 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Infographics Final April 15, 2021
ISSF Annual Conservation Measures & Commitments Compliance Report (April 2021) April 15, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final April 15, 2021
RFMO Best Practices Snapshot — 2021: Compliance Processes April 9, 2021 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, RFMOs, WCPFC Compliance, RFMO Best Practices Snapshots Snapshot April 9, 2021
Tri Marine — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 9, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tri Marine Final April 9, 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 Technical Report April 9, 2021
Chotiwat — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 8, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Chotiwat Final April 8, 2021
Qingdao Hengxin Aquatic Products Co., LTD — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) April 1, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final April 1, 2021
Atunlo — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 31, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final March 31, 2021
Jealsa Rianxeria, S.A.U. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 24, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Jealsa Rianxeira Final March 24, 2021
Princes Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Princes Limited Final March 23, 2021
Marbelize S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 23, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Marbelize Final March 23, 2021
Everwin Industrial Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Everwin Industrial Co. Final March 22, 2021
StarKist — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports StarKist Co. Final March 22, 2021
Bumble Bee — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bumble Bee Seafoods Final March 22, 2021
Salica — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Salica Industria Alimentaria Final March 22, 2021
Foodtech JSC — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Foodtech JSC Final March 22, 2021
Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Frinsa Del Noroeste S.A. Final March 22, 2021
Negocios Industriales Real S.A. (NIRSA) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Negocios Industriales Real (NIRSA) S.A. Final March 22, 2021
Pataya Food Industries Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Pataya Food Industries Ltd. Final March 22, 2021
RS Cannery Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports RS Cannery Co. Final March 22, 2021
South Seas Tuna Corporation Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports South Seas Final March 22, 2021
Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co. Final March 22, 2021
Thunnus Overseas Group — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thunnus Overseas Group Final March 22, 2021
Thai Union Europe — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Europe Final March 22, 2021
Thai Union Manufacturing Co., Ltd. — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thai Union Manufacturing Co. Final March 22, 2021
P.T. Aneka Tuna Indonesia — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia Final March 22, 2021
Bolton Food — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Bolton Alimentari Final March 22, 2021
Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Grupo Conservas Garavilla (Isabel) Final March 22, 2021
Sapmer — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sapmer Final March 22, 2021
Sea Value Public Company Limited — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Sea Value Public Company Limited Final March 22, 2021
General Tuna Corporation — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 22, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports General Tuna Corporation Final March 22, 2021
P.T. Pahala Bahari Nusantara — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final March 18, 2021
P.T. Medan Tropical Canning & Frozen Industries — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2020) March 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Company Audit Reports Final March 18, 2021
ISSF Data Check Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures February 18, 2021 N/A English N/A Compliance, Data Check Companies Audit Process Final February 18, 2021
ISSF 2019 Position Statements February 15, 2021 N/A English, French, Spanish IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, WCPFC Bycatch, Capacity Management, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, MCS, RFMOs, Sharks, Supply Vessel, Tuna, WCPFC Position Statements Final February 15, 2021
Data Check Company Application (2021) December 31, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, Data Check Companies Applications Final December 31, 2020
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2021) November 9, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final November 9, 2020
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2020) November 5, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final November 5, 2020
2020 CIAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 IATTC Position Statement (Spanish) October 30, 2020 N/A Spanish IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 30, 2020
2020 IATTC Position Statement October 30, 2020 N/A English IATTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IATTC, MCS, Tuna Position Statements Final October 30, 2020
2020 ICCAT Declaración de Posición | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (Spanish) October 28, 2020 N/A Spanish ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Déclaration de Position | 2020 ICCAT Position Statement (French) October 28, 2020 N/A French ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 28, 2020
2020 ICCAT Position Statement (English) October 28, 2020 N/A English ICCAT Bycatch, Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, ICCAT, MCS, Sharks, Tuna Position Statements Final October 28, 2020
2020 WCPFC Position Statement October 28, 2020 N/A English WCPFC Compliance, Electronic Monitoring & Reporting, FADs, Harvest Strategies, MCS, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, Transshipment, Tuna Position Statements Final October 28, 2020
2020 IOTC Déclaration de Position (French) October 12, 2020 ISSF French IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements, Translated Final October 12, 2020
2020 IOTC Position Statement October 8, 2020 ISSF English IOTC Compliance, FADs, Harvest Strategies, IOTC, MCS, Supply Vessel, Tuna Position Statements Final October 8, 2020
Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) September 14, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Participating Company Audit Reports Tropical Canning (Thailand) Public Co. Update (Remediated) September 14, 2020
ISSA Antitrust Agreement (Full Members) August 7, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance Compliance Final August 7, 2020
ISSA Antitrust Agreement (Associate Members) August 7, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance Compliance Final August 7, 2020
StarKist Co. — Updated Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) July 29, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports StarKist Co. Update (Remediated) July 29, 2020
RFMO Best Practice Performance June 22, 2020 N/A English N/A Best Practices, CCSBT, Compliance, FADs, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, IUU, Observer Coverage, RFMOs, Supply Vessel, Transshipment, Vessel Lists, Vessel Monitoring System, WCPFC RFMO Best Practices Snapshots Final June 22, 2020
Notice to the ISSF Participating Companies and Vessels listed on the ProActive Vessel Register: Audit Protocol Override due to COVID-19 March 23, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register Audit Process, Compliance, Conservation Measures Final March 23, 2020
General Tuna Corporation — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports General Tuna Corporation Final March 21, 2020
PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports PT Aneka Tuna Indonesia Final March 21, 2020
Thunnus Overseas Group — Final Compliance Report (for activities in 2019) March 21, 2020 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Conservation Measures, Participating Company Audit Reports Thunnus Overseas Group Final March 21, 2020
ISSA Bylaws (2019) November 5, 2019 N/A English N/A Compliance Filings Final November 5, 2019
ISSF Bylaws (2019) November 5, 2019 ISSF English N/A Compliance Filings Final November 5, 2019
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures (2019) July 30, 2019 N/A English N/A Compliance Audit Process Final July 30, 2019
Conservation Measure 2.2 Data Reporting Template for ISSF Participating Companies (Excel) July 11, 2019 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Compliance, Conservation Measures Final July 11, 2019
ISSA Compliance Policy April 27, 2017 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process, Compliance Final April 27, 2017
ISSF Strategic Plan For 2013-2017 August 13, 2015 N/A English N/A Compliance Strategic Plan N/A August 13, 2015
The Ideal Purse Seine Vessel: A Guide To Demonstrating Best Practices & Meeting ISSF Conservation Measures May 13, 2015 N/A English N/A Best Practices, Compliance, Conservation Measures, ProActive Vessel Register, Purse Seine Infographics N/A May 13, 2015
ISSF Participating Company Compliance: Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures May 7, 2015 N/A English N/A Compliance, Conservation Measures Audit Process N/A May 7, 2015
ISSF 2013-09: Sustainable Fishery Agreements: Strategies for Enforcement & Compliance. Maui Conferences, Jan 2013 January 25, 2013 ISSF English N/A Capacity Management, Compliance, RFMOs Meeting Reports, Scientific Reports, Technical Reports Technical Report January 25, 2013