Like the ProActive Vessel Register (PVR), ISSF’s Vessels in Other Sustainability Initiatives (VOSI) list is a transparency tool for the public, including seafood companies that want to understand which tuna vessels have made public commitments to sustainable fishing beyond the commitments reflected on the PVR.
You can filter, search, and sort the VOSI list by vessel name, UVI number, UVI type, vessel flag, vessel type, and other categories.
You will see these symbols in vessel records in the VOSI:
|Green checkmark means the vessel appears in another ISSF public vessel list and/or participates in an MSC-certified fishery and/or a FIP|
|Information symbol: When clicked on, shows a vessel’s national registration number, radio call sign, RFMO numbers, and dimensions|
|PVR status symbol: When clicked on, shows current and historical information in the PVR for that vessel|
VOSI records can be downloaded in CSV format.
Note that when a vessel is participating in more than one initiative, it will appear in multiple rows (one per initiative) in the downloaded file.
Find out which tuna fisheries worldwide have met the Marine Stewardship Council’s stringent sustainability standards. MSC certification is a science-based global standard in sustainable fishing. Helping alltuna fisheries to become capable of realizing MSC’s certification standards “without conditions” is ISSF’s long-time guiding objective.
Peruse our list of tuna Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) at all stages, with links to detailed FisheryProgress.org profiles. A FIP is a multi-stakeholder effort to address environmental challenges in a fishery, using the power of the private sector to incentivize positive changes toward sustainability.