Eastern Atlantic Ocean tuna - pole & line

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Overview

The Senegal Pole and Line Tuna FIP targets skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the Atlantic Ocean. The expected unit of certification is skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna fished in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean from pole-and-line vessels based in Dakar, Senegal and selling to Thai Union Europe through SENEMER, Princes Tuna Mauritius and other EU processors.

FIP Description 

The Senegal Pole and Line Tuna FIP targets skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the Atlantic Ocean.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Achieve sustainable stock status’ for tuna species that is consistent with the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and management systems strengthened to achieve this.
  • To improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and especially bycatch by strengthening information systems and training.
  • To collaborate with other institutions working on tuna fisheries issues in the country, including working together to improve the management and policy towards sustainable fisheries for example Harvest Control Rules.
  • Promote the adoption by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) of management measures that will reduce fishing mortality.
  • Strengthen ETP and retained species management strategies and reduce bycatch.
  • Improve governance and decision-making process.
  • To achieve a certifiable status by 2024. All objectives are by 2024.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
July 2019
July 2024
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Pole
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mauritania
Geographic Scope 
Entire Country
Country 
Senegal
Geographic Scope 
Entire Country
Country Flag of Vessel 
Spain
Country Flag of Vessel 
France
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
ICCAT
High Seas Name 
Atlantic Ocean
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
5,842 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
8,153 metric tons
Landings Date 
August 2020
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FIP at a Glance

11% 39% 50%
July 01, 2019
43% 36% 21%
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

A Advanced 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
Jul 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Thai Union
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Franciso Leotte
Phone 
+33 (0) 153 771 741
Organization Name 
Youssef Jaridi
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Youssef Jaridi
Phone 
+44 7733152953
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.
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