The Eastern Pacific Longline Large Pelagics FIP (Martec) fishery targets yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). The 150 longline vessels are flagged to Costa Rica and fish on the high seas and within the Costa Rica EEZ. The fishery is managed by the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INCOPESCA) and regionally the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).
The Eastern Pacific Longline Large Pelagics FIP (Martec) fishery targets yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus).
- Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and mahi mahi catches across the Eastern Pacific Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels
- Minimising Environmental Impacts – To ensure we are not having a negative impact on primary, secondary and ETP species
- Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in Flag States, RFMO and the Eastern Pacific Longline Large Pelagics (Martec) fishery
Overall we aim to meet an unconditional pass of the MSC Standard by November 2025.
FIP at a Glance