The fishery being assessed is the Capsen S.A. Atlantic Ocean purse seine tuna fishery. The fishery targets Atlantic bigeye (Thunnus obesus), eastern Atlantic skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and Atlantic yellowfin (T. albacares) tunas through free-school and FAD-associated purse seine sets. The fishing vessels are flagged to Senegal and operate in the following Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and the high seas: Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The fishery is managed regionally by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in the Atlantic Ocean.
The fishery being assessed is the Capsen S.A. Atlantic Ocean purse seine tuna fishery. The fishery targets Atlantic bigeye (Thunnus obesus), eastern Atlantic skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and Atlantic yellowfin (T.
- Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and other primary species catches across the Atlantic Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels
- Minimising Environmental Impacts – To promote the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and promote best practices with FAD fishing
- Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in Flag States, RFMO and the Atlantic Ocean Purse Seine Tuna (Dongwon) fishery.
Overall we aim to meet an unconditional pass of the MSC Fisheries Standard by April 2025.
FIP at a Glance
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