Management strategies around harvest and environment.

After watching the video Tuna Fishing Industry Out of Control (produced by Greenpeace) we were wondering how different tuna stocks and different fisheries were managed. 

Below are some organizations that work to  keep tuna stocks healthy and sustainable and also minimize by catch.

NOAA:  –  NOAA Fisheries is the federal agency responsible for managing, conserving, and protecting living marine resources in inland, coastal, and offshore waters of the United States. 

Greenpeace – If You Eat Tuna, You Should Know These Five Fish

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)  –  Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in charge of managing Canada’s fisheries, oceans and freshwater resources.   This link provides information on Canada’s interests in tuna stocks.  Atlantic bluefin tuna and Pacific albacore tuna stocks hold a special interest to Canada.  Canada also has a longline fishery which includes Atlantic swordfish, bigeye and yellowfin.  Visit the site to learn more.

ISSF: International Seafood Sustainability Foundation:  is aimed at ensuring effective conservation and management of tuna resources globally.

ISSF Status of Tuna Stocks Tool:  This is an interesting way to see the status of fish stocks.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  What is the MSC?

Only seafood from fisheries that meet MSC's strict standard for sustainability can be sold with the MSC blue fish label. According to MSC it is their way of making sure the consumer knows that the seafood purchase is good for the oceans because it's wild, sustainable, and traceable back to a certified fishery.

Canned  Some more tuna info.