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NEW: ISSF Expands Stock Status Tool | “Tuna Catch Trends by Gear Type” Added to Interactive Feature


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ISSF Adds “Tuna Catch Trends by Gear Type” Data to Interactive Stock Status Tool

New functionality allows sustainable-fishing stakeholders to customize, visualize, download, and share catch data from 1950 to present

ISSF has expanded its “Status of Tuna Stocks Tool” to include an additional category of critical data — tuna catch trends since 1950 by purse seine, pole-and-line, longline, gillnet, and other gear types.

“Credible transparency and accountability across global tuna fisheries is made possible through gathering, disseminating, analyzing, and activating data that is both science-based and attainable,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “As a science-first organization, we are committed to making ISSF’s technical content — especially legacy publications like the Status of the Stocks report — and the research supporting it increasingly accessible and available in user-friendly formats. We are pleased to announce the expansion of this essential tool.”

The tool debuted in 2018 with two data-tracking and visualization capabilities: tuna-stock health status since 2011, and current catch share across stocks. It is publicly accessible and does not require additional applications to use.

Located on ISSF’s Website and built using Tableau technology, the “Interactive Stock Status and Catch Tool”is based on the organization’s semi-annual “Status of the Stocks” report, which compiles data from the science bodies at tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs). The new “Catch Trends” dataset and tab in ISSF’s tool allow users to:

  • Filter gear-type catch data by tuna species, stock area, and year range
  • See data as actual catch values in tonnes or scaled to 100%
  • Download graphics as images, PDFs, PowerPoint slides, or Tableau workbooks
  • Download the raw dataset (CSV format) or the dataset of user-customized graphics (Excel or CSV format)
  • Share graphics through email, Twitter, or Facebook via embed code or custom URLs

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