ISSF 2015 Annual Report

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On 23 June 2016, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released its 2015 annual report, Global Reach, Global Impact, which outlines tuna sustainability progress and achievements and argues for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy.

Report Highlights:

48% of tuna stocks globally are at a healthy level of abundance

39% of tuna stocks globally need stronger management to end overfishing

78% of global tuna catch (by tonnage) comes from healthy stocks

16% of global tuna catch (by tonnage) comes from stocks where fishing is not well managed

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch, and promoting ecosystem health.

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