The report provides information on the status of major tuna stocks as well as on bycatch and bycatch mitigation issues in tuna fisheries. It also reviews programs by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) to manage tunas and related species.
Our Status of the Stocks report includes:
Our current Status report (PDF) was published in March 2023. Previous versions of the report are available by request.
Use our interactive tool to visualize certain data from the Status report:
Read about the launch of the tool in our April 5, 2018, press release.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) defines fishery sustainability based on three principles, the first of which relates to the status of a stock.
Our report ISSF 2022-03: An Evaluation of the Sustainability of Global Tuna Stocks Relative to Marine Stewardship Council Criteria uses the MSC scoring system to evaluate 23 tropical and temperate tuna stocks, including bluefin, as well as the Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs) management systems associated with them.