PROSPECTIVE Brazil yellowfin tuna - handline

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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 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.

FIP Description 

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

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 1: FIP Development
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
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
ICCAT
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
International Pole & Line Foundation
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Yaiza Dronkers Londoño
Organization Name 
Sea Delight, LLC
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Stephen Fisher
Organization Name 
Prime Seafood Brazil
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Geraldo Cosentino
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.
14859
Expiration Date 
November 2021