The Marshall Islands longline tuna FIP was launched in 2011. The domestically-based Republic of the Marshall Islands pelagic longline fishery, which targets bigeye and yellowfin tunas and incidentally catches various additional market species, has about 38 active vessels participating in the fishery annually. The fishery occurs entirely within the Marshall Islands EEZ. The project, designed to meet all elements of a comprehensive FIP as defined by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, has an overarching aim of addressing all deficits identified in an MSC pre-assessment so that the fishery would pass an assessment against the MSC standard.
The Marshall Islands longline tuna FIP was launched in 2011.
Improve fisheries management and practices to a point where the fishery passes an assessment against the MSC fishery standard - by January 2021.
NOTE: the INDICATORS scores against the MSC PIs are for WCPO bigeye tuna. Because the FisheryProgress.org website does not have the ability to enter indicator scores for more than one stock, we're unable to present scores for WCPO yellowfin tuna, which is a 2nd MSC principle 1 Unit of Assessment of this project.
How is this FIP Doing?