Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

Overview

The FIP is the Dongwon Industries Pacific Ocean tuna purse seine (FAD-associated sets) fishery targeting skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares) tunas. The fishing vessels are flagged to the Republic of Korea and Kiribati and operate in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) high seas and the following Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs): PNA countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Tokelau as a party to the Palau Arrangement) and the Cook Islands. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

The FIP considers the following Units of Assessment (9 in total):

  • Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine on FAD associated sets and managed by national management of PNA countries and regionally by WCPFC (three UoAs).
  • Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine on FAD associated sets and managed by Cook Islands national management and regionally by WCPFC (three UoAs).
  • Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine on FAD associated sets on the high seas managed by national management of the Republic of Korea and regionally by WCPFC (three UoAs).

 

The FIP is the Dongwon Industries Pacific Ocean tuna purse seine (FAD-associated sets) fishery targeting skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares) tunas.

FIP at a Glance

7% 36% 57%
April 01, 2020
7% 36% 57%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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Nov 2020
Target End Date
Apr 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Kat Collinson
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Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

This FIP covers the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)  from High Seas Pocket 1 (HPS1) in the western central pacific ocean, caught by Philippine registered vessels with purse seine anchored FAD sets. 

The general objective of this FIP is to have an MSC full assessment by 2024. This FIP will specifically focus on the following:

  • To work on the Harvest Strategy, and Harvest Control Rules and Tools in order to maintain a sustainable stock of Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the target area
  • To reduce the environmental impact especially of dislodged FADs which is about half of the deployed
  • To improve the availability of fishery performance and management actions, and the enforcement of sanctions to non-compliant fishers

 

This FIP covers the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)  from High Seas Pocket 1 (HPS1) in the western central pacific ocean, caught by Philippine registered vessels with purse seine anchored FAD sets. 

The general objective of this FIP is to have an MSC full assessment by 2024. This FIP will specifically focus on the following:

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
General Tuna Corporation
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Robert Manansala
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Expiration Date 
May 2021

Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Pacific LongLine Tuna Fishery (Fue Shin Fishery) . The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga) and catches bigeye (T. obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares). The pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan and fish on the high seas in the Pacific. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

The fishery being assessed is the Pacific LongLine Tuna Fishery (Fue Shin Fishery) . The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga) and catches bigeye (T. obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares). The pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan and fish on the high seas in the Pacific. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

FIP at a Glance

7% 29% 64%
April 01, 2020
7% 29% 64%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Hao Mai
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Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

Red swimming crab (Portunus haanii) in the southeastern region of Vietnam is a significant contributor to crab fisheries in Vietnam. The red swimming crab fisheries operate mostly in Binh Thuan, Vung Tau, and Tien Giang provinces, which are mainly raw material sources for crab processing plants in southern parts of Vietnam. The total estimated catches in 2019 reached 14.2 thousand MT. Based on this significant contribution, the Vietnam Crab Club (VCC), under VASEP, has decided to scope out & launch a FIP for this crab fishery. 

Key information for this fishery:

Species: Red Swimming Crab (Portunus haanii (Stimpson, 1858))

Fishing Methods: Crab traps & small-scale gillneters

Geographic scope: Binh Thuan, Vung Tau & Tien Giang provinces

Locations: FAO Major Fishing Areas 71 (Western & Central Pacific) within Vietnam EEZ waters

Estimated volumns: 14,200 MT in 2019

Red swimming crab (Portunus haanii) in the southeastern region of Vietnam is a significant contributor to crab fisheries in Vietnam. The red swimming crab fisheries operate mostly in Binh Thuan, Vung Tau, and Tien Giang provinces, which are mainly raw material sources for crab processing plants in southern parts of Vietnam. The total estimated catches in 2019 reached 14.2 thousand MT. Based on this significant contribution, the Vietnam Crab Club (VCC), under VASEP, has decided to scope out & launch a FIP for this crab fishery. 

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Vietnam Crab Council
Phone 
(+84) 28 62.810.430
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Expiration Date 
April 2021

Overview

The fishery being assessed is the StarKist Pacific Ocean longline tuna fishery. The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga) and catches bigeye (T. obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares). The pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan, China, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Fiji, American Samoa, French Polynesia and Panama and fish on the high seas (and occasionally in the national Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs)) in the Pacific. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

The fishery being assessed is the StarKist Pacific Ocean longline tuna fishery. The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga) and catches bigeye (T. obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares). The pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan, China, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Fiji, American Samoa, French Polynesia and Panama and fish on the high seas (and occasionally in the national Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs)) in the Pacific.

FIP at a Glance

11% 39% 50%
March 01, 2020
11% 39% 50%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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Sep 2020
Target End Date
Mar 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
Organization Name 
StarKist
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Matt Hall
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Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

The Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI) established in March 2019, consists of 12 companies:

  1. PT. Kelola Mina Laut (KML)
  2. PT. Kemilau Bintang Timur (KBT)
  3. PT. Inti Lautan Fajar Abadi (Intan Seafood)
  4. PT. Alam Jaya
  5. PT. Intimas Surya
  6. PT.  Cilacap Samudera Fishing Industry (CSFI)
  7. PT. Bahari Biru Nusantara (BARUNA)
  8. PT. Varia Niaga Nusantara (Vaninus)
  9. PT. Sukses Hasil Alam Nusanindo (SHANINDO)
  10. PT. Trans Anugrah Mulia (TAM)
  11. PT. Prima Bahari Inti Lestari  
  12. PT. Inti Luhur Fuja Abadi (ILUFA)

The national-level Indonesia Snapper Grouper FIP led by ADI will merge three site-level basic snapper-grouper FIPs (Arafura Sea, Makassar Strait, and Java Sea) and is aiming to develop solutions for snapper and grouper fishery management and other issues that can only be addressed effectively at the national level and thus will support the work of existing FIPs. 

This FIP will be a comprehensive FIP and will address the objectives originally outlined in three basic FIPs as well as additional issues identified in the MSC Pre-Assessment produced by The Nature Conservancy to support the TNC Indonesia deepwater groundfish - dropline, longline, trap and gillnet FIP.

This FIP will focus on five snapper species (Lutjanus malabaricus, L. eryphtropterusL. sebae, Pristipmoides multidens and Pinjalo pinjalo) and 10 grouper species caught in Indonesian Waters (WPPs) using bottom longline, drop line, handline, trap and gillnet.

The FIP objectives may include:

  • Improve catch/production data for both artisanal and industrial fisheries to contribute to fishery management and harvest strategy development;
  • Improve the small boat (boat < 10 GT) registration process to ensure they gain the proper documentation and comply with regulations;
  • Improve bycatch data collection through observer onboard programs;
  • Address the market issue centered around of high demand for small size (juvenile) snapper grouper, etc. through improved biological data collection and shifting sourcing specifications both domestically and internationally

Other key components for this FIP will focus on include:

  • Addressing the small-scale fishing components of the fisheries;
  • Supporting a wide range of data collection methods and efforts that directly involve industry (including socioeconomic data);
  • Exploring co-management approaches; and
  • Engaging industry on provincial and national level policy development, including engagement with the Consultative Panel of WPP Fisheries Management Council.   

The Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI) established in March 2019, consists of 12 companies:

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
M. Novi Saputra
Phone 
+62-31-99540949
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Expiration Date 
March 2021

Overview

The FIP is the Kiribati purse seine tuna fishery (Kiribati Fish Ltd operated vessels). The fishery targets skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) through free-school and FAD-associated purse seine sets. The fleet of ten purse seine vessels are flagged to China and operate mainly in the Kiribati EEZ, other PNA countries’ EEZs and potentially the high seas. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

The Units of Assessment (UoAs) are:

  • Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine on FAD associated sets and managed by relevant national management (Kiribati) and regionally by WCPFC (three UoAs);
  • Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) stocks of skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin, caught by purse seine on non-associated sets (free-school) and managed by relevant national (Kiribati) management and regionally by WCPFC (three UoAs).

The FIP is the Kiribati purse seine tuna fishery (Kiribati Fish Ltd operated vessels). The fishery targets skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) through free-school and FAD-associated purse seine sets. The fleet of ten purse seine vessels are flagged to China and operate mainly in the Kiribati EEZ, other PNA countries’ EEZs and potentially the high seas. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).

The Units of Assessment (UoAs) are:

FIP at a Glance

4% 32% 64%
March 01, 2020
4% 32% 64%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
Organization Name 
Kiribati Fish Limited
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Xue Jun Du
Primary Contact 
Changhong Li
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Overview

The Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF) FIP, aims to meet sustainability criteria for MSC certification through a process of implementing a Fishery Improvement Project, and assist these fisheries to better meet international market requirements. An MSC pre-assessment was completed in 2018 (Hough Associates), a FIP action plan was developed for associated Units of Assessement (UoAs) in November 2019, and the FIP is subject to regular review.

Together, the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) with FIP partners PT. Deho Canning and PT. Citraraja Ampat Canning (CRA), are driving the FIP with fishery stakeholders. An assessment was conducted on PT. Deho Canning and PT. CRA supply-chains that identified at least 2 Units of Assessment (UoAs) in Sorong and Bitung, to implement a FIP and move towards MSC certification. A national FIP Steering Committee, led by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) via a decree issued by the Director of Fishery Resource Management (2016), which is a platform for all tuna FIPs in Indonesia to engage with government. The FIP Steering Committee meets regularly and provides a vehicle for cross-sector collaboration to achieve sustainability objectives. 

Indonesia has a long tradition of catching tuna using handlines. Through the FIP, PT Deho Canning, PT CRA and IPNLF are committed to promoting and supporting these fisheries, which are widely regarded as one of the most ecologically and socially responsible methods to harvest tuna. Handline tuna fisheries are typically ‘green-rated' by NGOs and form a core component of many major buyers’ sourcing commitments.

The FIP aims to increase knowledge about and application of international sustainability standards, to improve cross-sector collaboration, enhance fishery transparency and traceability, and advance the implementation of national and regional conservation management measures. Through this initiative, IPNLF, PT Deho Canning, PT Citraraja Ampat Canning, and its partners will demonstrate the benefits of a well-managed Indonesian fishery for food security, livelihoods, and sustainable businesses.

The Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF) FIP, aims to meet sustainability criteria for MSC certification through a process of implementing a Fishery Improvement Project, and assist these fisheries to better meet international market requirements. An MSC pre-assessment was completed in 2018 (Hough Associates), a FIP action plan was developed for associated Units of Assessement (UoAs) in November 2019, and the FIP is subject to regular review.

FIP at a Glance

36% 64%
December 01, 2019
36% 64%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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Target End Date
Dec 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jeremy Crawford
Organization Name 
PT. Citraraja Ampat Canning
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mintojo Wibisono
Organization Name 
PT. Deho Canning
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mintojo Wibisono
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Overview

The US Pacific Tuna Group FIP covers the Eastern Tropical Pacific and Western Tropical Pacific tuna stocks for the three major species: skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) for a total of 6 Units of Certification. Gear type is Purse Seine and fishing method includes both FAD associated and unassociated sets.

The US Pacific Tuna Group consist of seven fishing vessel management companies and 13 large-scale tuna purse seine vessels (IATTC Class 6 – over 400 ton carrying capacity) and is partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) according to a signed MOU.

The US Pacific Tuna Group FIP covers the Eastern Tropical Pacific and Western Tropical Pacific tuna stocks for the three major species: skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) for a total of 6 Units of Certification.

FIP at a Glance

39% 61%
December 01, 2019
39% 61%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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Jun 2020
Target End Date
Dec 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
William M Sardinha
Phone 
+1 619 236 1191
Organization Name 
World Wildlife Fund - US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Maria Prebble
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Overview

Fukuichi Fishery Co., Ltd., a Japanese seafood processing company, conducted a MSC pre-assessment in 2018 for patner fisheries  which operate longline tuna in the Pacific Ocean, Pre-assessment report showed the fishery needs improvement on Principle 2, ecosystem impact, although Principle 1, target stock, and Principle 2, effective management, were conditional pass level. It was identified in the pre-assessment report that one of the weakness of the fishery was limited information/data about bycatch and bait. 

To address the issues and achieve and maintain MSC certification, Fukuichi Fishery launches a FIP which has 2 stages as below:

Stage 1 (Sep 2019 - Aug 2020): lanunch and implement FIP focusing on Principle 2 and partially on P1 and P3

Stage 2 (Sep 2020 - Mar 2022): conduct full-assessment and achive MSC certification

Scope of the fishery:

Target species: yellowfin, albacore and bigeye

Fishing method: pelagic long line

Definition: Japanese vessels with "pelagic long line tuna" license which operate in WCPO and land at Yaizu port

Fukuichi Fishery Co., Ltd., a Japanese seafood processing company, conducted a MSC pre-assessment in 2018 for patner fisheries  which operate longline tuna in the Pacific Ocean, Pre-assessment report showed the fishery needs improvement on Principle 2, ecosystem impact, although Principle 1, target stock, and Principle 2, effective management, were conditional pass level. It was identified in the pre-assessment report that one of the weakness of the fishery was limited information/data about bycatch and bait. 

FIP at a Glance

29% 25% 46%
November 01, 2019
29% 25% 46%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
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Jun 2020
Target End Date
Mar 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Fukuichi Fishery Co., Ltd.
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Hiroshi Kondoh
Phone 
+81-54-622-1211
Organization Name 
Yaizu Fisheries Cooperative
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Yasuharu Aoki
Organization Name 
Japan Fisheries Certification Support
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Makoto Suzuki
Phone 
+81-80-5186-0177
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