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ISSF 2018-22: Recommended Best Practices for Tuna Longline Fisheries in Transition to MSC Certification

Date Added: November 12, 2018
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Tags: Best Practices, Fisheries Improvement Projects, Justel-Rubio, Longline, Monteagudo, MSC Certification, Restrepo, Tuna
Authors: Justel-Rubio, Monteagudo, Restrepo
Language: English
Author(s): V. Restrepo, J. P. Monteagudo, A. Justel-Rubio
report_type: Technical Report


This report summarizes recommended best practices for tuna longline fisheries that aim to participate in Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) with the objective of achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The recommended practices are linked to MSC Fishery Certification Requirements.

Many tuna fisheries have started to enter FIPs to tackle some of the problems that would prevent them from currently achieving MSC certification. This includes longline fisheries that target tunas such as albacore, bigeye, and yellowfin. The primary purpose of this document is to identify good practices for longline fisheries that are in FIPs, but the recommended practices can also be useful for certified longline fisheries that have to close MSC conditions.