CFTO gets skipjack certification
CFTO has been awarded MSC certification for its Indian Ocean skipjack tuna fishery. Images: CFTO

CFTO gets skipjack certification

Tuna purse seiner operator Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO), one of the largest French tuna companies, has been awarded MSC certification for its Indian Ocean skipjack tuna catches. This…

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ISSF sets out measures for yellowfin reduction

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced a new ISSF conservation measure (CM) requiring its participating companies to reduce annual sourcing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna. ISSF Conservation Measure 1.3 IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Rebuilding becomes effective in the event…

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Marco supplies Philippines purser
Purple Beauty 888 is getting a Marco PB-56 power block

Marco supplies Philippines purser

Marco has supplied a new PB- 56 power block to Frabelle Fishing Corp, one of the leading Philippines fishing operators. The new unit will replace the existing power block on…

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Piriou delivers new tuna purse seiner
Piriou’s yard in Vietnam was able to deliver the new Via Alizé on time, despite the added pressures due to the pandemic

Piriou delivers new tuna purse seiner

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The ninth new tuna purse seiner to be built at Piriou’s yard in Vietnam has been delivered to Via Océan – formerly Armement Saupiquet, and now part of the Bolton…

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European tuna operators stand together
European tuna operators are resisting calls for a further reduction or a ban on the use of FADs in Indian Ocean tuna fisheries

European tuna operators stand together

Tuna operators’ organisations ORTHONGEL, representing three French tuna companies, and Spanish tuna industry bodies OPAGAC and ANBAC, are adamant that their fleet sector is sticking to its commitments, as NGOs…

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