Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS)

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Overview

 Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort to promote a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for purse-seine tuna fisheries. This effort will build a certification process under the Marine Stewardship Council Standard (MSC), a standard which is widely accepted in global markets as an acknowledgement that fishery products come from a sustainable production model.

TUNACONS MEMBERS

  • NEGOCIOS INDUSTRIALES REAL NIRSA S.A.
  • GRUPO JADRAN
  • EUROFISH
  • SERVIGRUP
  • TRIMARINE

     Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort to promote a Fisheries

    FIP Objective(s) 
    • Achieve MSC certification by 2018
    • Promote sustainable fish stocks guidelines during our certification process​​​​​​
    • Minimize environmental impacts from our vessels in two years.
    • Try to have effective management within two years

     

      FIP Type 
      Comprehensive
      FIP Stage 
      Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
      Start and Projected End Dates
      September, 2016
      September, 2018
      Species 
      Common Name 
      Yellowfin Tuna
      Scientific Name 
      Thunnus albacares
      Additional Names 
      atún, tuna.
      Common Name 
      Bigeye Tuna
      Scientific Name 
      Thunnus obesus
      Additional Names 
      patudo, atún.
      Common Name 
      Skipjack Tuna
      Scientific Name 
      Katsuwonus pelamis
      Additional Names 
      barrilete, bonito barrilete.
      Gear Type 
      Purse Seine
      Location
      FAO Major Fishing Area
      Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
      Exclusive Economic Zones
      Country 
      Marshall Islands (the)
      Country 
      Kiribati
      Country 
      Peru
      Flag of Vessel 
      Ecuador
      Flag of Vessel 
      Panama
      Flag of Vessel 
      Peru
      Flag of Vessel 
      United States of America (the)
      Flag of Vessel 
      Colombia
      Regional Fisheries Management Organization
      IATTC
      Volume
      FIP Volume 
      113,568 metric tons

      How is this FIP Doing?

      FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. This shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators using the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=data not available to score the fishery.
      7% 43% 50%
      This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
      15%  
      This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
      Behind On Track Complete Future
      0% 85% 15% 0%
      This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
      Behind On Track Complete Future
      0% 100% 0% 0%
      FIP Progress Rating 
      A - Advanced Progress

      FIP Leads

      Organization Name 
      TUNACONS - Tuna Conservation Group
      Organization Type 
      Industry
      Primary Contact 
      Ing. Guillermo Morán V.
      Phone 
      +593984881516 gmoran@tunacons.org, gamv@gmail.com