INACTIVE Japan albacore tuna - longline

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Reason for Inactivity
  • At FIP's request
  • FIP Request - withdrew from FIP process
  • Overview

    The Nachi Katsuura albacore tuna longline FIP is based out of Nachikatsuura, a town in the Wakayama prefecture of Japan, whose economy is strongly dependent on tuna fisheries. Declines in global tuna stocks have threatened community livelihoods, and thus the local tuna industry is interested in improving fishery sustainability and maintaining their reputation as the top nearshore fresh tuna landing port in Japan. Industry stakeholders agreed to initiate a FIP to improve sustainability performance.

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    FIP Description 

    The Nachi Katsuura albacore tuna longline FIP is based out of Nachikatsuura, a town in the Wakayama prefecture of Japan, whose economy is strongly dependent on tuna fisheries.

    FIP Objective(s) 

    Objectives to be achieved by September 2022 are:

    • To have a TRP and other elements of harvest strategies, selected based on MSE, in place for North Albacore stocks managed by the WCPFC.
    • To have a fishery that is not hindering recovery of depleted main, primary species.
    • To have a fishery that minimizes impacts on ETP species and habitats.
    • To have fishery management objectives aligned with WCPFC and MSC principles 1 and 2; and with precautionary decision-making processes in place.
    • To achieve a level of performance consistent with an unconditional pass of the MSC Standard.
    FIP Type 
    Comprehensive
    FIP Stage 
    Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
    Species 
    Common Name 
    Albacore Tuna
    Scientific Name
    Thunnus alalunga
    Gear Type 
    Longline
    Location
    Exclusive Economic Zones
    Country 
    Japan
    Regional Fisheries Management Organization
    WCPFC
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    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    UMITO Partners Inc.
    Organization Type 
    NGO
    Primary Contact 
    Shunji Murakami
    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.
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