Eastern Atlantic Ocean tuna - pole & line

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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.
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
July 2019
July 2024
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, January 30, 2022
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 
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Gambia (the)
Sierra Leone
Country Flag of Vessel 
Country Flag of Vessel 
Country Flag of Vessel 
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
High Seas Name 
Atlantic Ocean
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
5,842 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
8,153 metric tons
Landings Date 
August 2020

FIP at a Glance

18% 46% 36%
July 01, 2019
43% 36% 21%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 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 but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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
B Good 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 2022
Target End Date
Jul 2024

FIP Leads

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