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 October 23, 2020.

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 tuna - purse seine (SIOTI) Comprehensive Purse Seine IOTC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management April 2017 / March 2022
Eastern Atlantic tuna - purse seine Comprehensive Purse Seine ICCAT SKJ, YFT, BET Stage 3: FIP Implementation January 2018 / February 2023
Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (AP2HI, IPNLF, MDPI) Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management 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
Japan albacore tuna - longline Comprehensive Longline WCPFC ALB Stage 5: Improvements on the Water October 2017 / September 2022
Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Thai Union) Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management December 2017 / December 2022
Vietnam yellowfin tuna - handline Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 5: Improvements on the Water April 2014 / December 2022
Sri Lanka tuna and swordfish - longline Comprehensive Longline IOTC YFT, BET, SWO Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management April 2018 / March 2023
Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Transmarina) Comprehensive Longline IATTC YFT, BET, ALB Stage 3: FIP Implementation November 2018 - December 2021
Western and Central Pacific Ocean albacore and yellowfin tuna - longline (Bumble Bee/FCF Co., Ltd) Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation June 2019 / June 2024
Indonesia Southeast Sulawesi yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna - purse seine Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC SKJ, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management December 2018 / December 2023
Costa Rica large pelagics - longline and green stick Comprehensive Longline, Pole-and-Line IATTC YFT, mahi-mahi, SWO Stage 3: FIP Implementation 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
Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group) Comprehensive Purse Seine IATTC, WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation December 2019 - December 2024
Indian Ocean tuna - longline (Thai Union) Comprehensive Longline IOTC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management December 2018 / December 2023
Indian Ocean tuna and large pelagics - longline (Afritex) Comprehensive Longline IOTC BET, YFT, mahi-mahi, SWO Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management 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 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management June 2018 / June 2023
Ghana tuna - Pole & Line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line ICCAT SKJ, BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation November 2018 / December 2023
Indonesia Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific Ocean tuna and large pelagics - longline Comprehensive Longline IOTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT, SWO Stage 3: FIP Implementation November 2019 - December 2024
Eastern Atlantic Ocean tuna - pole & line Comprehensive Pole-and-Line ICCAT SKJ, YFT, BET Stage 3: FIP Implementation July 2019 / July 2024
Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Liancheng) Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation September 2019 / September 2024
Western Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Thai Union) Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation August 2019 / August 2024
Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna – longline (Yaizu) Basic Longline WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch November 2019 - March 2023
Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Marpesca) Comprehensive Purse Seine IATTC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation December 2019 - January 2025
Indian Ocean albacore tuna - longline (Bumble Bee/FCF) Comprehensive Longline IOTC ALB Stage 3: FIP Implementation November 2019 - November 2024
Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (StarKist) Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation March 2020 - March 2025
Atlantic Ocean tuna - longline (StarKist) Comprehensive Longline ICCAT ALB, BET, YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation March 2020 - March 2025
Atlantic Ocean tuna - purse seine (Capsen & Grand Bleu S.A.) Comprehensive Purse Seine ICCAT BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch April 2020 - April 2025
Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF) Comprehensive Handline WCPFC YFT Stage 3: FIP Implementation December 2019 - December 2025
Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Fue Shin) Comprehensive Longline IATTC, WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch April 2020 - April 2025
Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Kiribati Fish Limited) Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch March 2020 - March 2025
Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Dongwon Industries) Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC BET, SKJ, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch April 2020 - April 2025
PROSPECTIVE Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin and skipjack tuna - purse seine (General Tuna Corporation) Prospective Purse Seine WCPFC SKJ, YFT Stage 1: FIP Development N/A
Thailand longtail tuna - purse seine Comprehensive Purse Seine WCPFC Longtail tuna (Thunnus tonggol) Stage 3: FIP Implementation April 2019 / December 2024
Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Hangton) Comprehensive Longline WCPFC ALB, BET, YFT Stage 2: FIP Launch October 2020 - October 2025