Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

Overview

The fishery being assessed is comprised of pelagic longline vessels that target albacore tuna with incidental catch of bigeye and yellowfin tunas, fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The agent vessels are managed by the Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Company, and are flagged to China, Taiwan, the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji. From time to time and where permitted, the vessels may fish in national EEZs including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, and Vanuatu. It is assumed in this pre-assessment that management within these EEZs is at least equal to the high seas.

The fishery being assessed is comprised of pelagic longline vessels that target albacore tuna with incidental catch of bigeye and yellowfin tunas, fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The agent vessels are managed by the Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Company, and are flagged to China, Taiwan, the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji. From time to time and where permitted, the vessels may fish in national EEZs including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, and Vanuatu. It is assumed in this pre-assessment that management within these EEZs is at least equal to the high seas.

FIP at a Glance

11% 43% 46%
September 01, 2019
11% 43% 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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Actions Complete
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  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Mar 2020
Target End Date
Sep 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
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Overview

This FIP is made up of a fleet of 40-45 tuna purse seine vessels, flagged either to Taiwan or to a range of Pacific Island states. The vessels fish in the WCPO for the three tropical tuna species (with most of the catch being made up of skipjack). They deploy FADs, and fish on FADs and other floating objects, as well as setting on free schools.

This FIP is made up of a fleet of 40-45 tuna purse seine vessels, flagged either to Taiwan or to a range of Pacific Island states. The vessels fish in the WCPO for the three tropical tuna species (with most of the catch being made up of skipjack). They deploy FADs, and fish on FADs and other floating objects, as well as setting on free schools.

FIP at a Glance

4% 29% 68%
August 01, 2019
4% 29% 68%
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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Mar 2020
Target End Date
Aug 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
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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.

Background

Under Target 75 we are seeking to achieve 75% of global production of key seafood sectors (including both shelf-stable and fresh/frozen tuna sectors) to be either improving (i.e. in a credible FIP making adequate progress) or sustainable (i.e. MSC certified). Accordingly, there are two tactical ‘successes’ based on T75:

  • We increase the number of FIPs
  • We increase the volume of product in FIPs 
  • Strategically, our T75 analyses of tuna recommend that we move away from fishery-by-fishery FIP initiation and instead focus on larger scale (or regional) FIPs that offer economies of scale. 

Indonesia is considered the world’s largest producer of tuna and has the most abundant tuna fisheries in the world. Unsurprisingly, therefore, our T75 tuna analysis recommends a large-scale FIP in Indonesia’s EEZ as an important route for achieving T75 in fresh and frozen tuna. 

Collaborations

Several initiatives are already underway, or planned, with the goal of improving the sustainability of Indonesia’s tuna fisheries. To avoid the risk of overwhelming the local industry and government with yet another initiative, it is imperative that any strategy is sensitive to this possibility and aims to collaborate and/or build upon existing efforts. 

As such, several organizations funded by the Walton Family Foundation to work on Indonesian tuna are collaborating through a coordination platform, facilitated by Marine Change, that meets two-to-three times a year. The membership includes Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), the Indonesia Pole & Line and Handline Association (AP2HI), Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), WWF Indonesia, Hatfield Indonesia, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  

The platform has been effective in providing clarity on work areas and has enabled the members to avoid duplication. 

In addition, a major element of the coordination platform will be to collate the improvement needs for all Indonesian tuna FIPs through a National Tuna Fisheries Action Plan and work synergistically to address cross-cutting needs, including policy changes. 

SFP’s Indonesian Longline Tuna FIP

Following discussions with the coordination platform, SFP’s contribution to improving Indonesian tuna fisheries will include initiating large-scale longline tuna FIP(s). 

This will be achieved by using results from the Indonesia tuna MSC pre-assessment conducted by WWF Indonesia to identify fisheries from the units of assessments and engage with the fishers/fleet owners to explain the opportunities for fisheries improvement and potential market access/market security. 

SFP will support the initiation of each prospective longline tuna FIP in the project either directly, or through coordinating the industry funding of a technical advisor, and support the transition of prospective longline tuna FIP(s) into implementation by driving market pressure and working through the coordination platform to realize necessary policy changes. 

Furthermore, we will keep SFP’s fresh and frozen tuna market partners informed of developments with the FIP(s) via our Fresh & Frozen Tuna Supply Chain Roundtable, in order to drive improvements by Indonesian suppliers. 

UoA

Indian Ocean Bigeye tuna

Indian Ocean Yellowfin tuna

Indian Ocean  Albacore tuna

Pacific Ocean Yellowfin tuna

Pacific Ocean      Bigeye tuna

Species

Thunnus obesus

Thunnus albacares

Thunnus alalunga

Thunnus albacares

Thunnus obesus

Geographical area

Indian Ocean WPP 572 and WPP 573 in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Indonesia and International Waters (FAO Region 57)

WPP 714 (Archipelagic Waters), and 715, 716, 717 (EEZ) (FAO 71))

Management

Local Indonesian / MMAF Management: (WPP 572, WPP 573)

International IOTC Management Resolutions.

Local Indonesian / MMAF Management: (WPP 714)

International: (WPP 716 and 717); WCPFC CMMs.

Client group

243 > 30 GT vessels.

Plus numerous <30 GT vessels.

55 > 30 GT vessels.

Plus numerous <30 GT vessels.

Other eligible fishers

All Indonesian licensed Longline vessels, operating from Indonesian ports of Benoa (Bali), Port Nizam Zachman, Cirebon and Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Semarang, Banyuwangi, Pekalongan and Tanjung Wangi (Java), and Pontianak (West Kalimantan) and, which enter into the agreement with the client fishery.

All Indonesian licensed Longline vessels, Bitung and Ambon, which enter into the agreement with the client fishery.

 

FIP Participants include:

Asosiasi Tuna Longline Indonesia (ATLI)

PT Bali Maya Permai

PT Hatindo Makmur

PT Intimas Surya

PT Permata Marindo Jaya

PT. Sumber Mina Samudra (formerly PT. Bali Baramundi)

PT Bandar Nelayan

Background

Under Target 75 we are seeking to achieve 75% of global production of key seafood sectors (including both shelf-stable and fresh/frozen tuna sectors) to be either improving (i.e. in a credible FIP making adequate progress) or sustainable (i.e. MSC certified). Accordingly, there are two tactical ‘successes’ based on T75:

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Indonesia Longline Tuna Association (ATLI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ivan Jorgih
Organization Name 
Indonesia Longline Tuna Association (ATLI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Richi Richardo
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Expiration Date 
July 2020

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 fishing fleet consists of six industrial purse seine fishing vessels operating in the Central Western Pacific Ocean varying in length from around 50m to 90m that are all company (CFC) owned. These vessels target Skipjack and yellowfin tuna. The RFMO is the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is a sub-regional agreement on terms and conditions for tuna purse seine fishing licenses in the region. The PNA provides the basis to establish a limit on vessel days known as the VDS. The allocation is zonal with days allocated to each country in the Arrangement. The CFC fleet fish both in the EEZs (exclusive economic zones) of coastal states as well as the high seas. Some of the coastal states include Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Tokelau. The catches in each country vary significantly between years for any specific month depending on the migration patterns of the tuna. The majority of the fishing occurs by setting the purse seine around schools aggregating near naturally drifting or purpose-built Fish Aggregating Devices know as FADs. Although the CFC boats catch tuna from both free and associated schools during fishing trips, the majority of vessels use FADs. Searching for the FADs and fish schools and assessing their size and direction of movement is an important part of their fishing operation. The tuna are generally sold and transhipped onto carrier vessels for processing in Bangkok, in ports such as Pohnpei, FSM. The FIP will focus on the use of non-entangling FADs and implementation of bycatch mitigation and handling best practices; as well as moving towards using biodegradable material for the FAD design and construction and recovery/coastal awareness programs.

 

The fishing fleet consists of six industrial purse seine fishing vessels operating in the Central Western Pacific Ocean varying in length from around 50m to 90m that are all company (CFC) owned.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Caroline Fisheries Corporation
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Mark Soboil
Email 
Phone 
+1 (253) 6709948
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Overview

The Western and Central Pacific albacore and yellowfin tuna longline FIP aims to improve fishing practices for longline vessels operating in the Pacific Ocean that land albacore in Fiji and supply Bumble Bee Foods. Bumble Bee sources albacore tuna from these vessels through the Taiwanese-founded company FCF Fishery Company, Ltd. (FCF), much of which is canned and exported to North American markets. While the fishery’s target stocks are healthy and management is well-documented and well-implemented, the fishery lacks independent observers, electronic monitoring, qualitative information about bycatch, and explicit harvest control rules and harvest strategies which are fundamental tools used to limit the risk of overfishing.

The Western and Central Pacific albacore and yellowfin tuna longline FIP aims to improve fishing practices for longline vessels operating in the Pacific Ocean that land albacore in Fiji and supply Bumble Bee Foods. Bumble Bee sources albacore tuna from these vessels through the Taiwanese-founded company FCF Fishery Company, Ltd. (FCF), much of which is canned and exported to North American markets.

FIP at a Glance

4% 39% 57%
June 01, 2019
4% 39% 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.

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
Not yet available
Actions Complete
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  • Incomplete
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Dec 2019
Target End Date
Jun 2024
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ocean Outcomes
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Daniel Suddaby
Organization Name 
FCF Fishery Co. Ltd. Industry
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Fong Lee
Organization Name 
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mike Kraft
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Overview

Swordfish is a highly migratory species of fish found throughout most of the world’s oceans. This FIP focuses on the Western and Central North Pacific Ocean (WCNPO) swordfish stock, under the management of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), fished by the Vietnamese handline and hand-operated longline fishery.

The Vietnamese handline fishery began operating in late 2011. The fishery primarily targets large tunas — such as yellowfin and bigeye — in offshore areas within the Vietnam Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ), although swordfish and other large pelagic species are also taken. Handliners attract fish using bait and lights, with vessels usually operating up to four lines, each with two hooks. The length of a fishing trip is approximately 25 days. There is incomplete information available on the fleet, but possibly close to 1,500 vessels are currently operating (source: MRAG MSC PA citing tuna pre-assessment, 2013).

The fleet of handline and longline vessels has continued to modernize and upgrade technology, but most are still small and not well equipped by Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) industrial standards. Vessels are licensed at the provincial level but any management measures (i.e. capacity management and operational restrictions) are generally imposed at a national level.  All fishing currently occurs within the Vietnam EEZ.

All catch is initially landed in Vietnam, with higher quality catch exported as both whole fish and processed product. The remainder is retained for local consumption and processing.

Key problems/issues:

According to the MSC Pre-Assessment of the fishery, the main obstacles to sustainability are:

  • No explicit limit or target reference points are defined by which to manage the exploitation of the stock more robustly.
  • There is not a well-defined harvest control rule in place for swordfish, although there are rules and management tools available from other fisheries in the Western Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC) area for reducing catch or effort in the swordfish fishery should critical limits be approached.
  • Currently, there is not sufficient information to rule out the finning of sharks.
  • There is poor information on catches in the fishery.
  • There is little information regarding bycatch and ETP species in the fishery.
  • The fishery management system in Vietnam does not explicitly embody the precautionary approach and certain provisions of conservation and management of the WCPFC need to be addressed by the national legislation.
  • There are no fishery-specific objectives for swordfish at the national level.
  • There is no management plan for the fishery.
  • There are shortcomings in addressing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the country.

Swordfish is a highly migratory species of fish found throughout most of the world’s oceans. This FIP focuses on the Western and Central North Pacific Ocean (WCNPO) swordfish stock, under the management of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), fished by the Vietnamese handline and hand-operated longline fishery.

FIP at a Glance

32% 39% 29%
October 01, 2018
32% 39% 29%
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
A Advanced Progress
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Apr 2020
Target End Date
Jul 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Sea Delight
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Stephen Fisher
Organization Name 
Hong Ngoc Seafood
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Yen Nguyen
Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Gabriela Mc Lean
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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 end goal of this FIP is for the Vietnam skipjack tuna purse seine fishery to gain MSC-certification. The FIP hopes to achieve actions such as reducing bycatch, have the fishery become FAD-free or use eco-FADs, increasing observer coverage, and strengthening fishers awareness of sustainability. The FIP is being coordinated by VINATUNA and will be implemented through a Public Private Partnership.

The end goal of this FIP is for the Vietnam skipjack tuna purse seine fishery to gain MSC-certification. The FIP hopes to achieve actions such as reducing bycatch, have the fishery become FAD-free or use eco-FADs, increasing observer coverage, and strengthening fishers awareness of sustainability. The FIP is being coordinated by VINATUNA and will be implemented through a Public Private Partnership.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Vietnam Tuna Association
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Mr. HAO Tran
Phone 
(+84) 915839250
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Expiration Date 
February 2020

Overview

Indonesia's Purse Seine tuna fishery is one of the country's most economically important fisheries. In order to address supply chain demand for sustainably sourced tuna, PT Pahala Bahari Nusantara have decided to engage in a comprehensive Fisheries Improvement Program together with WWF-Indonesia's Seafood Savers. This FIP encompassess two species, yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), caught by purse seine vessels. The unit of assessment are vessels operating from the Southeast Sulawesi harbour of Kendari, and fishing in the FMAs 713, 714 and 715. There are about 90 active vessels in the fishery, and all are using anchored FADs.

As a multi stakeholder effort, this FIP is managed by Pahala Bahari Nusantara together with WWF Indonesia Seafood Savers, WWF Italy, and Tri Marine, with support from national and provincial governments, academia, Kendari vessel owners and captains, and other related stakeholders.

Indonesia's Purse Seine tuna fishery is one of the country's most economically important fisheries. In order to address supply chain demand for sustainably sourced tuna, PT Pahala Bahari Nusantara have decided to engage in a comprehensive Fisheries Improvement Program together with WWF-Indonesia's Seafood Savers. This FIP encompassess two species, yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), caught by purse seine vessels.

FIP at a Glance

14% 39% 46%
December 01, 2018
14% 39% 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
Not yet available
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Nov 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2023

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
FIP Coordinator
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Sven Blankenhorn
Phone 
+628152522251
Organization Name 
WWF Indonesia (Seafood Savers)
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Achmad Mustofa
Email 
Phone 
+6217829461
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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 FIP targets stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine. The way in which the fleet pursuing these stocks that will be part of the FIP and improvements is defined as follows: US flagged purse seine vessels (size class 6 in EPO/IATTC)

The FIP targets stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine. The way in which the fleet pursuing these stocks that will be part of the FIP and improvements is defined as follows: US flagged purse seine vessels (size class 6 in EPO/IATTC)

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
William (Bill) Sardinha
Phone 
619-236-1191
Organization Name 
WWF-US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Bill Fox
Phone 
202-495-4397
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Expiration Date 
December 2019

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 FIP will target stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine. The way in which the fleet pursuing these stocks that will be part of the FIP and improvements is defined as follows: US flagged purse seine vessels (size class 6 in EPO/IATTC)

The FIP will target stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine. The way in which the fleet pursuing these stocks that will be part of the FIP and improvements is defined as follows: US flagged purse seine vessels (size class 6 in EPO/IATTC)

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
William (Bill) Sardinha
Phone 
619-236-1191
Organization Name 
WWF-US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Bill Fox
Phone 
202-495-4397
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Expiration Date 
December 2019

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