PROSPECTIVE Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group)

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What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

The FIP targets stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine. The way in which the fleet pursuing these stocks that will be part of the FIP and improvements is defined as follows: US flagged purse seine vessels (size class 6 in EPO/IATTC)

FIP Description 

The FIP targets stocks of skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tropical tunas. The fishing method/gear used in this fishery is purse seine.

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 1: FIP Development
Species 
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name 
Katsuwonus pelamis
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus obesus
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
WCPFC
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
John Zuanich
Phone 
310-710-4522
Organization Name 
WWF-US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Nicole Beetle
Phone 
202-495-4464
Enter the public contact information for the leader of the FIP. This information will be displayed on FisheryProgress.org for users who want to contact the FIP.
Expiration Date 
December 2019