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Ecuador’s Tunacons begins MSC assessmentJuly 9th, 2019
Ecuadorian tuna conservation group Tunacons, which is carrying out a fishery improvement project involving the country's purse seiners, will soon enter the full assessment phase in its quest to gain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the group has said.
The group's MSC process will apply to the purse seine fishery for sets on tuna schools and fish aggregating devices in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the group said in a press release.
The pre-assessment phase for the fishery began in 2016 and has been improved through a fishery improvement project, the group said.
Tunacons members include Ecuadorian tuna companies Negocios Industriales Real Nirsa, Eurofish, Jadran Group, Servigroup and the US firm Tri-Marine International. The group said earlier that it is on track to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council certification by 2020.
The five companies representing 45 tuna vessels, which caught over 113,500 metric tons of tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in 2016.
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The National Action Plan for industrial fishing continues onFebruary 13th, 2018
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Aquaculture and Fishery is developing a Tuna National Action Plan for the sustainable management of industrial tuna fishing in the country. Progress has been made with the creation of workshops for the aforementioned plan. This has been done with industry researchers and vessels owners, and it is expected to be completed in two months.
Progress in research into new materials for ecological and non-entangling FADsFebruary 12th, 2018
On October 2nd and 3rd 2017, we held a workshop that was run by a group of scientists from international organizations such as IATTC, AZTI, ISSF, FIP OPAGAC, and TUNACONS. This workshop was directed to fleet bosses, captains, and crew members.
During the first day, the workshop focused on experiences related to and progress made towards implementing non-entangling, biodegradable FADs. Additionally, an Executive Work Plan was defined by the attending organizations in order to optimize activities in the EPO (Eastern Pacific Ocean).
On the second day, captains, and crew members shared the advances that have been made regarding to FADs, as well as with the launching of the Best Practices on Board code.
Advances in our action plan; moving towards an MSC certificationFebruary 12th, 2018
As part of the actions related to principle #2, on November 22nd of 2017, a Species Update workshop, was run by consultant Juan Pedro Monteagudo, an expert in the different MSC principles standards.
The workshop was based on a pre-assessment carried out in accordance with MSC standards version 1.3, which also takes version 2.0 into account. The latter includes new considerations and categories regarding to “non-target” species and fishing impacts.