INACTIVE Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group)

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Reason for Inactivity
  • At FIP's request

Overview

The US Pacific Tuna Group FIP covers the Eastern Tropical Pacific and Western Tropical Pacific tuna stocks for the three major species: skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) for a total of 6 Units of Certification. Gear type is Purse Seine and fishing method includes both FAD associated and unassociated sets.

The US Pacific Tuna Group consist of seven fishing vessel management companies and 13 large-scale tuna purse seine vessels (IATTC Class 6 – over 400 ton carrying capacity) and is partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) according to a signed MOU.

FIP Description 

FIP Objective(s) 

Achieve MSC certification for the US Pacific Tuna Group purse seine tuna fleet within the next 5 years (by the end of 2024)

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Species 
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Purse Seine-Unassociated
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Geographic Scope 
High Seas, US EEZ (Jarvis, Baker Island, American Samoa)
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
IATTC
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
William M Sardinha
Phone 
+1 619 236 1191
Organization Name 
US Pacific Tuna Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Cary Gann
Phone 
412-402-8892
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