WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN TUNA - PURSE SEINE (THAI UNION)
March 2023 - The FIP has completed its environmental objective of all elements graduating into an MSC assessment and is now completed. As per SFP rules, the FIP shall retain its A rating until all elements are certified.
Notice of the Completion of the FIP - March 2023
The fishery being assessed is the WCPO purse seine tuna fishery. The FIP is made up of a fleet of tuna purse seine vessels, flagged to USA, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia. The fishery targets skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin
(Thunnus albacares) and bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) through free-school and FAD-associated purse seine sets in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (national EEZs and high seas).
FIP Start & Projected End Date: August 2019 - August 2024
FIP Rating: A - March 2023
Next Rating Update: NA
The objective of this FIP is to achieve MSC certification for the Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Thai Union) fleet within the next 5 years (by the end of 2024).
For previous information on the FIP please follow this link.
Note: The FIP applied and was granted an extension to the CASS required three-year external audit, and shall be published by December 2022.
This document shows the progress the FIP is making on actions in its workplan. This is reported biannually. For action update evidence relating to August 2022 and earlier, please view the old FIP website here.
Next Update: NA
Evidence for December Update 2022:
For grievances, information on the vessel list or for further information on social elements please contact the FIP leads directly.
OTHER FIP SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
THREE YEAR AUDIT
Every three years, comprehensive FIPs must arrange for an independent evaluation of action results and performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard.
Link - December 2022 by Charlotte Tindall