Sustainable and equitable skipjack tuna

Background - 14 January, 2010

Cans of tuna containing pole and line caught tuna.

Pole and line fishing is a selective way of catching tuna that has the potential to be the most environmentally and socially sound method of fishing skipjack.

Sourcing sustainable skipjack tuna from the Pacific

Sources of sustainable and equitable tuna are currently limited but many coastal states, such as the Pacific Island Countries, are in prime position to develop a sustainable and equitable pole and line fishing industry. Having a purchaser guarantee is a key factor to encourage and empower tuna-rich coastal states to limit the access of foreign industrial fleets in their waters and develop a sustainable and equitable skipjack tuna industry.

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To find out more about sustainble pole & line  tuna fisheries please refer to the reports below:

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