Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Cheng Hung Seafood Frozen Produce Co., Ltd.)

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Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Pacific Ocean LL Tuna FIP (Cheng Hung Seafood Frozen Produce Co., Ltd.) fishery. The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (T. obesus), yellowfin (T. albacares) and skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) tuna. The pelagic longline vessels are flagged to Taiwan and Vanuatu and fish on the high seas and occasionally in the national Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. 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 Pacific Ocean LL Tuna FIP (Cheng Hung Seafood Frozen Produce Co., Ltd.) fishery. The fishery targets albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (T. obesus), yellowfin (T.

FIP Objective(s) 

Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and other primary species catches across the Pacific Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels by 2027.

Minimising Environmental Impacts – To promote the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management by 2027.

Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in Flag States, RFMO, and the fishery by 2027.

Be in a place to enter MSC full assessment in 2027.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
August 2022
July 2027
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Albacore Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus alalunga
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Area 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Solomon Islands
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Vanuatu
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country Flag of Vessel 
Taiwan
Country Flag of Vessel 
Vanuatu
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
IATTC
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
1,500 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
3,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2021
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FIP at a Glance

7% 36% 57%
August 01, 2022
7% 36% 57%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(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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Actions Complete

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  • Complete
  • 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.
Feb 2023
Target End Date
Jul 2027

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
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.
18626