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 annually. 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 would pass an assessment against the MSC standard.
The Marshall Islands longline tuna FIP was launched in 2011.
By January 2021, this FIP aims to improve fisheries management and practices to a point where the fishery passes an assessment against the MSC fishery standard.
NOTE: the INDICATORS scores against the MSC PIs are for WCPO bigeye tuna. We are unable to present scores for WCPO yellowfin tuna, which is a 2nd MSC principle 1 Unit of Assessment of this project, because at this time, FisheryProgress.org does not have the ability to record indicator scores for more than one stock.
How is this FIP Doing?
FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.
The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.