The WCPFC has supported the BMIS financially since its inception in 2007. Between 2007 and 2010, in-kind contributions of information were received from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Centre (PIFSC) Honolulu. The International Sustainable Seafood Foundation (ISSF) funded the overall running and update of the BMIS in 2013. It also funded content update in 2014. Funding for the 2016-17 redevelopment of the BMIS was provided to WCPFC and the Pacific Community (SPC) by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded, FAO-implemented Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Tuna Project.