The fishery being assessed is the Panama Purse Seine Tuna Fishery targeting bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (T. albacares) tuna. There are five purse seine vessels flagged to Ecuador, Nicaragua and Panama, fishing on the high seas in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) (and occasionally in national Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs)). They are operated by Marpesca and are managed regionally by the IATTC. They fish both using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) and free school (non-FAD associated).
The fishery being assessed is the Panama Purse Seine Tuna Fishery targeting bigeye (Thunnus obesus), skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) and yellowfin (T. albacares) tuna.
- Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and other primary species catches across the Eastern Pacific Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels
- Minimising Environmental Impacts – To promote the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management
- Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in Flag States, RFMO and Eastern Pacific Purse Seine Tuna fishery.
Overall we aim to meet an unconditional pass of the MSC Standard by January 2025.
FIP at a Glance
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