Maldives skipjack tuna validated

The validation certificate confirms that the tuna was caught using the traditional pole-and-line method The validation certificate confirms that the tuna was caught using the traditional pole-and-line method

The Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association (MSPEA) has issued all exports of Maldives pole-and-line skipjack tuna caught in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery with a validation certificate.

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) has praised the new initiative, which has been based on official catch record. The certificate confirms that the fish have been caught using the traditional pole-and-line fishing method in the Maldives fishery, which achieved MSC status in November 2012.

The IPNLF hopes it will improve the sustainable management of fisheries which are subject to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan, chairman, IPNLF, said: “IUU reduces fish stocks and makes it harder to manage fisheries sustainably, which affects the livelihoods of local fishermen and can cause extreme damage to the marine environment.”

He added: “It is vital to the survival of fisheries such as the Maldives pole-and-line skipjack fishery that the catch achieves its full market potential. MSC certification was a big step towards realising this potential and now that MSC-certified Maldivian skipjack has started to arrive in European supermarkets, the new validation certificate gives further peace of mind to those companies that have supported Maldivian tuna.”

Latest Jobs

Hatchery Manager

If you possess proven leadership skills, a safety mindset and a passion for fish production – then w... Read more

General Manager Operations

Reporting directly to the Managing Director and CEO the successful candidate will be responsible for... Read more

Fish Health Assistant

We currently have a vacancy for a Fish Health Assistant who will work alongside the Fish Health Depa... Read more

General Manager Steinsvik Canada

Would you like to work for the most innovative supplier to the aquaculture industry today? Read more

Events Sales Executive

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented Sales Executive to join our fast-gro... Read more

View all jobs