More than half tuna stocks have healthy levels, according to ISSF
Bigeye tuna. (Photo: NMFS)
The latest report on tuna fishery status released by the organisation International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) indicates that globally, 57 per cent of the tuna stocks are at a healthy level of abundance, 17 per cent are overfished and 26 per cent are at an intermediate level.
This document, called Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna, summarizes and rates the status and management of 23 major commercial tuna stocks, based on the most recent scientific assessments as well as management measures adopted by the Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Bodies (RFMOs). In addition, it ranks the status and management of these stocks using a consistent methodology in terms of ...