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ISSF Adds New, Amended Conservation Measures for Seafood Companies

04 November 2016

GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has adopted new and amended conservation measures to facilitate the continuous improvement across global tuna stocks and to reflect ISSF participating companies’ commitment to driving positive change.

The measures address the use of non-entangling fish aggregating devices, or FADs; product traceability; and fishing capacity management — directly impacting how nearly thirty global seafood companies do business with vessels on the water, at the processing plant, and in the marketplace.

“When it comes to the global tuna fishing, industry must play a leading role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of global tuna stocks,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson.

“With as much as 75 per cent of the world’s tuna processing capacity conforming to multiple measures for sustainability best practices — and being transparently audited against those measures — ISSF can make real progress toward its goal of sustainable fisheries for the long term.”

All ISSF conservation measures are available for review in full at: http://iss-foundation.org/knowledge-tools/publications-presentations/conservation-measures-commitments/

 

 

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