Retailers' Guide to Sustainable and Equitable Pole and Line Skipjack

Publication - April 27, 2009
Greenpeace is calling on retailers to switch to sources of pole and line skipjack tuna caught and processed (where possible) by coastal state operators, as the most sustainable and equitable option for canned tuna.

Retailers' guide to Sustainable and Equitable Pole and Line Skipjack
April 2009

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Executive summary: Currently, sources of pole and line skipjack and albacore are limited. Only a handful of coastal states are engaged in this fishing method. Retailers should actively seek coastal state partners willing to develop pole and line operations and assist in ensuring market access and capacity building.

Having a purchaser guarantee will be a key factor in encouraging and empowering tuna-rich coastal states to restrict their access to foreign operators to their EEZs and develop their own sustainable and equitable pole and line fishing industries.

Num. pages: 8