Pacific Ocean albacore tuna - longline (Taiwan Tuna Association)

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Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Taiwan Tuna Association’s Pacific albacore tuna longline fishery, which targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga). The concerned pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan and Vanuatu and operate on the high seas in the Pacific. The fishery is managed regionally by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) and by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).

FIP Description 

The fishery being assessed is the Taiwan Tuna Association’s Pacific albacore tuna longline fishery, which targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga).

FIP Objective(s) 

By 2026, the FIP will: 

  • Promote the development and implementation of a harvest strategy and control rules for the fishery.
  • Strengthen data collection of endangered, threatened, and protected (ETP) species to understand the status of ETP species.
  • Increase the observer coverage rate appropriately, to collect the representative catch data, discard and interaction data from the UoA fishery. 
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
July 2021
July 2026
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Albacore Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus alalunga
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country Flag of Vessel 
Taiwan
Country Flag of Vessel 
Vanuatu
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
WCPFC
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
7,100 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
8,215 metric tons
Landings Date 
January 2020
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FIP at a Glance

7% 18% 64% 11%
July 01, 2021
7% 18% 64% 11%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

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(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 12 months.

(C) Some Recent Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF

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  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Mar 2022
Target End Date
Jul 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Overseas Fisheries Development Council
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Hui-Shan Ma
Organization Name 
Taiwan Tuna Association
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Tony Lin
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.
14965