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Resources for Electronic Monitoring and Reporting & Observer Coverage

Electronic monitoring (EM), electronic reporting (ER), and observer coverage are critical tools for the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) of vessel activities in tuna fisheries.

ISSF has identified these three areas as priorities for the tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).

To assist RFMOs in developing management measures to improve tuna fishery sustainability — and to guide seafood companies and vessels in following best practices — we have compiled this list of related downloadable ISSF resources.

Learn more about electronic monitoring, and see ISSF conservation measures related to EM/ER and observer coverage.


ISSF 2022-09: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring Systems in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine and Longline Fisheries

This document aims to help advance the development of such minimum standards, including specifications and procedures, for the implementation of EM systems in tropical tuna purse-seine and drifting pelagic longline fisheries.

ISSF 2018-04: Minimum Standards for Electronic Monitoring in Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fisheries

This report presents minimum standards for electronic monitoring systems on tropical tuna purse seine vessels. These standards are meant to be auditable for the purpose of demonstrating best practice.