Small-Scale Tuna Sector Push for ‘Polluter Pays’ Principle in Atlantic

Concerns have been building since bigeye tuna was formally declared overfished by scientists of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in 2015. This year, seven years after the first scientific assessment, scientists still have to conclude that the population (or so-called “stock”) is overfished. 

IPNLF Release Their Position Statement on Catch Allocation For Bigeye Tuna

IPNLF urges ICCAT to recognise the disproportionate burden faced by small-scale, low-impact fisheries when considering potential catch limits in upcoming discussions about the allocation of bigeye tuna fishing opportunities. ICCAT is convening 1-3 September 2021 for their second intersessional meeting to further the management of overfished bigeye tuna and a key focus of this meeting will be on the allocation approach to support improved compliance with the total allowable catch (TAC).

Joint Statement On The Conclusion of the 25th Session of the IOTC

BLUE and IPNLF call on the IOTC to arrange a Special Session of the Commission in January 2022, to facilitate the adoption of an updated yellowfin tuna stock rebuilding plan based on the findings of the new stock assessment.

IPNLF Launch of the Strategic Plan 2020-2025

IPNLF launches their Strategic Plan 2020-2025 announcing their vision, mission, and IPNLF’s Five Strategic Pillars to cover the key areas of their work to globally represent responsible small-scale one-by-one fisheries.

IPNLF Welcomes Camerican International

The global food sourcing company furthers its commitment to providing US consumers with sustainable tuna by becoming a Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation.