Cook Islands bigeye tuna - longline

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Overview

Since 2013, Anova Food/Fishing & Living and Luen Thai Fishing Ventures have been co-leading the Cook Islands Fishery Improvement Project for the country's pelagic longline tuna fishery. The FIP covers all vessels that are participating in the Cook Islands longline fishery. In March 2017, the yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) portion of this fishery became MSC-certified. The FIP now only covers bigeye tuna caught both within the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and on the adjacent high seas. Vessels in this fishery primarily fish within the Cook Islands EEZ and about 5% of fishing effort occurs in the country's adjacent high seas. Participants of this FIP currently include the Ministry of Marine Resources of the Cook Islands (MMR), Luen Thai Fishing Ventures and Anova Food LLC/Fishing & Living.

Since 2013, Anova Food/Fishing & Living and Luen Thai Fishing Ventures have been co-leading the Cook Islands Fishery Improvement Project for the country's pelagic longline tuna fishery. The FIP covers all vessels that are participating in the

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of this FIP is MSC certification of the Cook Islands longline Bigeye tuna by 2019.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
March, 2017
December, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus obesus
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Cook Islands (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
Volume
FIP Volume 
350 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
4,600 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

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Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
100%
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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FIP Progress Rating 
B - Good Progress
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 
Anova Food LLC
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Helen Packer
Organization Name 
Luen Thai Fishing Ventures
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Eric Gilman