The Marshall Islands longline tuna FIP was launched in 2011. The Republic of the Marshall Islands' domestic pelagic longline fishery, which targets bigeye and yellowfin tunas and incidentally catches various additional market species, has about 38 active vessels participating in the fishery. The fishery operates entirely within the Marshall Islands EEZ. The project, designed to meet all elements of a comprehensive FIP as defined by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, has an overarching aim of addressing all deficiencies identified in an MSC pre-assessment so that the fishery will pass an assessment against the MSC fisheries standard. The fishery will enter MSC full assessment in late 2018.
The Marshall Islands longline tuna FIP was launched in 2011.
By January 2020, this FIP aims to improve fisheries management and practices to a point where the fishery is able to pass an assessment against the MSC fishery standard.
This FIP entered MSC full assessment in December 2018. See the fishery's MSC site for additional information.
FIP at a Glance