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ISSF’s New Strategic Plan | VIDEO: Our 5-Year Goal



ISSF Announces 2023-2027 Strategic Plan

ISSF’s new Strategic Plan lays out the research and advocacy organization’s mission and approach to achieving its tuna fisheries sustainability objective across the next five years. 

“Through a robust, multi-stakeholder exploration process, we developed Continuously Improving Global Tuna Fishery Sustainability as an evolution of our prior strategic plan,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “ISSF’s science-based and collaborative work has driven progressive outcomes in the last five years — from our Vessels in Other Sustainability Initiatives (VOSI) list enabling more transparent vessel operations to the design of jelly-FADs that lessen the environmental impact of fish aggregating devices.

“Continuously Improving Global Tuna Fishery Sustainability allows us to build on such accomplishments, while responding to the current sustainability landscape,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “Articulating our theory of change and a five-year goal, which emphasize a commitment to continuous improvement, helps us recognize the dynamic nature of the world’s tuna fisheries and the stakeholders who rely on them.”

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ISSF President Susan Jackson discusses the five-year goal identified in our new Strategic Plan.



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Peer Reviewed Publications

Bycatch-neutral fisheries through a sequential mitigation hierarchy

Marine Policy

Post-release survival of shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) and silky (Carcharhinus falciformis) sharks released from pelagic tuna longlines in the Pacific Ocean

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

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