INACTIVE Japan albacore tuna - longline

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Reason for Inactivity 
FIP Request - withdrew from FIP process

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
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