Achieving the World’s First “Plastic Neutral” Fishery in the Azores

The Azores pole-and-line fishery has become the worlds first ‘plastic neutral’ fishery! As part of an annual ghost gear removal competition project in 2021, the fleet have removed more plastic fishing gear from the ocean, by weight, than it lost on an annual basis.

IPNLF Launches It’s Sourcing Transparency Platform to Drive Greater Transparency In Tuna Supply Chains

The STP is a free online platform, exclusive to IPNLF member companies, that has been designed to drive real change in the seafood industry by promoting transparency throughout tuna supply chains. The overall aim of this interactive portal is to collaboratively improve the transparency of one-by-one tuna supply chains through the public disclosure of  the sourcing information of these member companies.

IPNLF Launches Tuna Tales Film Series at CCRUP Meeting in Azores About Vital Role of One-By-One Tuna Fisheries and Threats to Their Survival

Representatives from the European Commision, France, Portugal, and Spain gathered in the beautiful mid-Atlantic archipelago, the Azores, to celebrate the first in-person meeting of the Outermost Regions Advisory Council (CCRUP) in the last week of September 2021. CCRUP is a recently formed regional EU stakeholder-led organisation that provides the European Commission and relevant EU countries with recommendations on fisheries management matters. More than 60 organizations from France, Portugal and Spain are currently part of the Advisory Council (AC).  

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.