Tuna processors, traders and/or marketers may join the ISSA as Full Members or as Associate Members. Each membership level has distinct advantages and benefits.

All Full and Associate companies are annually audited against in-force ISSF resolutions & conservation measures. Results of these audits are published each year in the ISSF annual report and on the website.

Full Membership is open to all global tuna processors, traders and/or marketers that wish to support ISSF initiatives and comply with ISSF conservation measures. Full members are entitled to all offered ISSF benefits.

 

FULL Membership

ASSOCIATE Membership

RECOGNITION

Opportunity to be recognized as an ISSA-compliant company through an independent review confirming compliance with all ISSF conservation measures & commitments

Recognition on the ISSF & ISSA Websites

Ability to use www.aboutsustainabletuna.org on packaging & promotional materials

VOTING PRIVILEGES

One vote as an ISSA Member on all items formally presented for approval, giving your company a voice on policy, initiatives & areas of focus

Opportunity to run for an ISSA Board seat & vote for ISSA Board representation, as well as the ability to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Board

Opportunity for one voting Board membership will be granted to Associate Members once 10 such members have successfully joined ISSA

Ability to designate a second company representative as an Implementation Team member

MEETING INVITATIONS

ISSA Member meeting held each year

All ISSA Board meetings

RESOURCES

Access to ISSF staff for science, advocacy & communications assistance

Participation in ISSF informational Webinars, as well as insight into ISSF programs & initiatives

Access to additional benefits not available to non-members, some of which may require additional expenses. Examples include sales force training and access to ISSF science, advocacy & communications assistance

Active participation in ISSF advocacy & outreach efforts, including access to support materials

Weekly eNewsletter for distribution to unlimited company personnel

Monthly internal updates from ISSF

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION

Eligibility is open to processors & traders in the tuna industry, defined as primarily purchasers of raw tuna for processing or purchasers of raw tuna or finished tuna products for resale

all eligible processors & traders

a company and its majority-owned subsidiaries that generate less than US$50 million in annual tuna revenues from sales of finished goods/frozen loins and/or trade the round ton equivalent of 10,000 tons but less than 100,000 tons of tuna annually, in the aggregate

Application Fee

US$50,000 (non-refundable)

US$25,000 (non-refundable)

Annual Dues

US$100,000-$300,000 (calculated based on tuna revenue)

US$25,000

Application



Full Member Application



Associate Member Application