This table lists tuna fishery improvement projects (FIPs) that have profile pages on the FisheryProgress.org site.

Each tuna FIP name in the table is linked to its FisheryProgress.org description. The FIP types and stages are defined by Fishery Progress in its FIP Glossary. You can sort and filter the table by column.

The table is updated quarterly. It was last updated on July 23, 2019.

FIP Name FIP Type Gear Type(s) RMFO Regions Tuna Species FIP Stage Start/Projected End Dates
FIP Name FIP Type Gear Type(s) RMFO Regions Tuna Species FIP Stage Start/Projected End Dates
Indian Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (OPAGAC) Comprehensive Purse Seine IOTC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management October 2016 / September 2021
Atlantic Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (OPAGAC) Comprehensive Purse Seine ICCAT BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management October 2016 / September 2021
Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (OPAGAC) Comprehensive Purse Seine IATTC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management October 2016 / September 2021
Western and Central Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (OPAGAC) Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 5: Improvements on the Water October 2016 / September 2021
Indian Ocean tuna - purse seine (SIOTI) Comprehensive Purse Seine IOTC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation April 2017 / March 2022
Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (TUNACONS) Comprehensive Purse Seine (free-schools and FAD-associated sets) IATTC SKJ, YFT, BET Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management July 2016 / January 2019
Eastern Atlantic Ocean Purse Seine Tuna FIP (WWF - TU) Comprehensive Purse Seine (free-schools and FAD-associated sets) ICCAT SKJ, YFT, BET Stage 2: FIP Launch January 2018 / February 2023
Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 5: Improvements on the Water June 2018 / June 2023
Philippines yellowfin tuna - handline (ARTESMAR) Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management April 2017 / April 2024
Indonesian/Indian Ocean tuna- longline Basic Longline IOTC BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation June 2012 / June 2022
Cook Islands bigeye tuna - longline Comprehensive Longline WCPFC BET Stage 5: Improvements on the Water February 2017 / February 2020
Japan albacore tuna - longline Comprehensive Longline WCPFC ALB Stage 5: Improvements on the Water October 2017 / September 2022
Pacific tuna - longline Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management December 2017 / December 2022
Vietnam yellowfin tuna - longline/handline Comprehensive Longline, Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 5: Improvements on the Water April 2014 / April 2019
Irish albacore tuna - trawl/troll Prospective Trawl, Troll ICCAT ALB Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Sri Lanka tuna and swordfish - longline Comprehensive Longline IOTC YFT, BET, SWO Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management April 2018 / March 2021
Thailand longtail tuna - purse seine Comprehensive Purse Seine IOTC Longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) Stage 2: FIP Launch April 2019 / December 2024
Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Transmarina) Comprehensive Longline IATTC YFT, BET, ALB Stage 3: FIP Implementation November 2017 / November 2020
Vietnam skipjack tuna - purse seine Prospective Purse seine WCPFC SKJ Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Western and Central Pacific albacore and yellowfin tuna - longline Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch June 2019 / June 2024
Indonesia Southeast Sulawesi yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna - purse seine Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC SKJ, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch December 2018 / December 2023
Costa Rica large pelagics - longline and green stick Comprehensive Longline, Pole-and-Line IATTC YFT, mahi-mahi, SWO Stage 2: FIP Launch April 2019 / April 2023
Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean skipjack tuna - pole & line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line WCPFC SKJ Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management November 2017 / June 2023
Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - pole & line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line WCPFC YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management November 2017 / June 2023
Eastern Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group) Prospective Purse Seine IATTC, WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Western Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group) Prospective Purse Seine IATTC, WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Indian Ocean tuna - longline (Thai Union) Comprehensive Longline IOTC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation December 2018 / December 2023
Mozambique & Mauritius tuna and large pelagics - longline Comprehensive Longline IOTC BET, YFT, mahi-mahi, SWO Stage 2: FIP Launch June 2019 / June 2025
Indonesia Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna - pole & line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line IOTC YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management November 2017 / June 2023
Indonesia Indian Ocean skipjack tuna - pole & line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line IOTC SKJ Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management November 2017 / June 2023
Indonesia Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline Comprehensive Handline IOTC YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation June 2018 / June 2023
Ghana tuna - Pole & Line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line ICCAT SKJ, BET, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch November 2018 / December 2023
Indian Ocean albacore tuna - longline Prospective Longline IOTC, IATTC ALB Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Malaysia yellowfin tuna - handline Prospective Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Indonesia Indian and Pacific Ocean tuna - longline Prospective Longline IOTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Western & Central Pacific skipjack & yellowfin tuna - purse seine (CFC) Prospective Purse Seine WCPFC SKJ, YFT Stage 0: FIP Identification N/A
Indonesia Banda Sea yellowfin tuna - handline Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 5: Improvements on the Water December 2015 / December 2020