ISSF announces 5-year strategic plan
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation on Monday announced the launch of a new five-year strategic plan for 2013 to 2017.
The plan took months to outline and builds on the work accomplished to day and sets a clear path for ISSF to follow for continued improvement of global tuna fisheries and their ecosystem.
The new plan’s objectives are to improve the sustainability of global tuna stocks by developing and implementing veriafiable, science-based practices, commitments and international management measures that result in tuna fisheries meeting the Marine Stewardship Council certification standard. In addition, the organization aims to become the industry standard for vessel owners, traders, processors and marketers.
ISSF will cooperate with and support Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and vigorously advocate to RFMO members for the adoption and implementation of science-based management measures so that tuna stocks and their ecosystem are managed comprehensively and sustainably.