Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS)

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Overview

TUNACONS members fishery:

  • Yellowfin - MSC certified 
  • Skipjack - MSC certified 
  • Bigeye - Started Full Assessment on March 2024

MSC link: https://fisheries.msc.org/en/fisheries/eastern-pacific-ocean-tropical-tu...@@view

This fishery improvement project started due to the Public Certification Report of the "Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS)" fishery.

TUNACONS started as a FIP and is now a Foundation that is in charge of maintaining the certifications obtained in the long term and working on the ones that are needed for all the species of its fishery to be certified:

 yellowfin tuna (MSC certified on July 7, 2022), skipjack and bigeye tuna which are the target species of this FIP.

TUNACONS sustainable actions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzWDXDhU60A

TUNA purse seiners in the Eastern pacific ocean, FAO zone: 77, 81, 87.


  1. Reina De La Paz
  2. Ljubica.
  3. Juan Pablo II

  1. Claudia L.
  2. Domenica L.
  3. Fiorella L.
  4. Malula.
  5. Rossana L.
  6. Panchito L.
  7. Yolanda L.

  1. Cape Breton.
  2. Cape Cod.
  3. Cape Elizabeth III.
  4. Cape Ferrat.
  5. Cape Finisterre.
  6. Cape May.
  7. Ferrigno Boy
  8. Cape Blanco
  9. Barbara H.

  1. Drennec.
  2. Elizabeth F.
  3. El Márquez.
  4. Gabriela A.
  5. Gloria A.
  6. María del Mar A.
  7. Milagros A.
  8. Milena A.
  9. Rafa A ..
  10. Ricky A.
  11. Roberto A.
  12. Rosa F.
  13. Via Simoun.
  14. María Eulogia

  1. Rocio – Pesquera Rocio SA
  2. Doña Roge – Pesquera Doña Roge SA
  3. Doña Maruja – Pesquera DoñaMaruja SA
  4. Don Bartolo – Pesquera Don Bartolo SA
  5. Don Igilio– ELVAYKA.
  6. Chiara – ELVAYKA.
  7. Giuletta – ELVAYKA.
  8. Jo Linda – ELVAYKA.
  9. Don Antonio – ELVAYKA
  10. Alina – Transmarina.
  11. Alessia – ELVAYKA.
  12. Adriana – Eurofish.
  13. Miranda – Transmarina.
  14. Don F. – ELVAYKA.
  15. Andrea D. – ELVAYKA.
  16. BP RIA DE ALDAN
  17. BP BELLE RIVE
  18. BP BELLE ISLE


marbelize logo tunacons

Marbelize S.A. – PESDEL S.A.

  1. Betty Elizabeth
  2. Fortica
  3. Lizi
  4. Martina C.
  5. Milenka C.
  6. Yelisava

 

GRUPO BUEHS – MANACRIPEX

  1. SOUTHERN QUEEN
  2. CAP. TINO B.
  3. CAP. DANNY B.
  4. BERNARDITA B.
  5. EL CONDE
  6. CAP. BERNY B.

 

Pacifictuna S.A.

  1. Antonio H.
  2. Doña Tula

 

 

FIP Description 

TUNACONS members fishery:

FIP Objective(s) 

By the year 2026 we expect to:

  • Develop sustainable fish stock guidelines during our certification process;
  • Achieve effective management for the fishery; and
  • Minimize the environmental impacts of our vessels
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
October 2022
December 2026
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, September 30, 2024
Species 
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Ecuador
Geographic Scope 
The entire EEZ
Country 
Panama
Geographic Scope 
The entire EEZ
Country Flag of Vessel 
Ecuador
Country Flag of Vessel 
Panama
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
110,966 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
130,496 metric tons
Landings Date 
September 2022
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FIP at a Glance

View current status
October 01, 2022
32% 68%
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

D Some Past Progress
Actions Complete

This pie chart represents completed environmental actions. Non-completed environmental actions may contain completed sub-tasks that are not illustrated here. For more information on environmental action progress visit the Actions Progress tab.

  • 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.
Sep 2024
Target End Date
Dec 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
TUNACONS
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
GUILLERMO MORAN
Organization Name 
WWF ECUADOR
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
PABLO GUERRERO
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.
19185