Brazil yellowfin tuna - handline

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Overview

In 2020, the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), Sea Delight LLC, Prime Seafood Brazil and Robinson Crusoe entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further their shared goals and activities related to establishing and implementing a FIP for a yellowfin tuna handline fishery in Brazil with the aim to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, and assist this fishery to better meet international market requierements. A Prospective FIP was subsequently announced on FisheryProgress.org, which progressed to a Comprehensive FIP in 2021. The group of vessels that will be part of the FIP and improvements are 87 handline vessels that are supplying Prime Seafood.

Through the FIP, the partner organizations are committed to promoting and supporting this fishery. Handline fisheries are widely regarded as one of the most ecologically and socially responsible methods to harvest tuna. 

FIP Description 

In 2020, the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), Sea Delight LLC, Prime Seafood Brazil and Robinson Crusoe entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further their shared goals and activities related to establishing and impl

FIP Objective(s) 

To improve the sustainability of the fishery to a level of MSC certification by 2026

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2021
November 2026
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Handline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Brazil
Geographic Scope 
Ceara State
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
ICCAT
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
4,800 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
12,535 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2021
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FIP at a Glance

29% 71%
November 01, 2021
29% 71%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete

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  • 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.
Jan 2023
Target End Date
Nov 2026
Additional Impacts:
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF)
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Emilia Dyer
Organization Name 
Sea Delight LLC
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Stephen Fisher
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
17236