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 International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), Prime Seafood Brazil and Sea Delight LLC, 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 Northeast Brazil with the aim to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, and assist this fishery to better meet international market requirements.
A pre-assessment against the MSC Standard using the Fishery Certification Requirements version 2.0 was executed by CeDePesca, forming the basis of the FIP Action Plan.
Through the FIP, Sea Delight, Prime Seafood Brazil and IPNLF 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.
This relatively new fishery developed around 2011/2012 when a Brazil spiny lobster fishery went into severe decline and many fishers began to look for more sustainable alternatives to support their families.
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), Prime Seafood Brazil and Sea Delight LLC, entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further their shared goals and activities related to estab