INACTIVE Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Thai Union)

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Reason for Inactivity
  • At FIP's request

Overview

This FIP is made up of a fleet of 33 tuna purse seine vessels, flagged either to USA, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru or the Federated States of Micronesia. The vessels fish in the WCPO for the three tropical tuna species (with most of the catch being made up of skipjack). They deploy FADs, and fish on FADs and other floating objects, as well as setting on free schools.

FIP Description 

This FIP is made up of a fleet of 33 tuna purse seine vessels, flagged either to USA, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru or the Federated States of Micronesia.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Achieve sustainable stock status’ for tuna that is consistent with the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and management systems strengthened to achieve this.
  • To improve the availability of accurate data on catches, retained and especially bycatch by strengthening information systems and training.
  • To collaborate with other institutions working on tuna fisheries issues in the country, including working together to improve the management and policy towards sustainable fisheries for example Harvest Control Rules.
  • Strengthen ETP and retained species management strategies.
  • To promote traceability to ensure that the origins and status of Tuna products purchased are well-known and all coming from legal fisheries by engaging the supply chains that support improvement through the implementation of e-monitoring.
  • Improve governance and decision making process.
  • Achieve MSC certification and the objectives above by 2024.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Species 
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Skipjack Tuna
Scientific Name
Katsuwonus pelamis
Common Name 
Yellowfin Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus albacares
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Nauru
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Kiribati
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Marshall Islands (the)
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Palau
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Papua New Guinea
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Solomon Islands
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country 
Tuvalu
Geographic Scope 
Within EEZ
Country Flag of Vessel 
Korea (the Republic of)
Country Flag of Vessel 
Nauru
Country Flag of Vessel 
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Country Flag of Vessel 
Taiwan
Country Flag of Vessel 
Papua New Guinea
Country Flag of Vessel 
Kiribati
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
WCPFC
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FIP Leads

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