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3.4 Skipper Best Practices


  • July 27, 2021
    - For purse seine vessels
  • December 31, 2022
    - For longline vessels


  • June 7, 2011


  • September 12, 2012
  • April 25, 2013
  • May 20, 2014
  • October 20, 2015
  • July 27, 2021

Gear Type(s)

This measure also applies to the PVR

ISSF’s goal in developing and presenting best practice information is to share the state of the art in responsible fishing operations, review the reporting requirements and other obligations to RFMOs, and inform purse seine and longline vessel skippers and other interested parties about the related ISSF Conservation Measures for the management of tuna and its larger marine ecosystem.

Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall conduct transactions only with those purse seine and longline vessels whose skippers:

(a) have attended an in-person and/or online ISSF Skippers Workshop; or
(b) have attended an in-person Skippers Workshop provided by a purse seine tuna FIP and conducted by a trainer that has been accredited by ISSF to conduct these workshops; or
(c) have viewed an ISSF Skippers Workshop video online; or
(d) have reviewed the online Skippers Guidebook.

All of the above provide information on best practices for purse seine and longline fishery management.