The acquisition of French tuna operator Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO) by Dutch fisheries group Parlevliet en van der Plas (P&P) was finalised yesterday with the formal change of ownership dated 1st July, following a process of negotiation and pre-auditing since the agreement to negotiate a sale was announced in May.
The scandal around three companies in Mozambique that were able to accrue massive debts is being in investigated by the country’s Attorney-General’s office.
With management of the tuna industry in the Indian Ocean set to become more regulated, Concarneau marine electronics company ISI-Fish has responded with technical innovations that allow skippers more information to differentiate between species.
The Long-Distance Advisory Council (LDAC) put forward a strongly-worded statement on its position ahead of the UNFSA session review conference that ended in New York yesterday.
A paper by Maite Pons, Trevor A Branch and others published last week in Fish and Fisheries examines the current status of tunas and billfishes, concluding that fishing mortality has declined for most of these stocks over the last decade.
ISSF calls for continued advances towards Harvest Control Rules and protections for yellowfin stock as it issues a statement setting out its position ahead of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission meeting scheduled to take place in La Réunion 23-27th May.
Friend of the Sea has filed an official comment to the Draft SCS Assessment for the MSC certification of the north-eastern tropical purse seine yellowfin tuna fishery.
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) which represents tuna operators and processors, and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation. The three-year MOU will establish a mechanism for working more closely together on shared activities to promote the sustainability of tuna fisheries, as well ecologically healthy and productive marine ecosystems, in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission is expected to propose a 20% reduction in catches of yellowfin tuna.
As of yesterday, pole-and-line caught tuna from the Maldives can no longer be sold as MSC certified as certifier DNV-GL suspended the certification, while the MSC certification for pole-and-line caught skipjack was renewed.