South African tuna industry supports IPNLF
South Africa’s tuna pole-and-line industry has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability, responsible fishing methods and supporting one-by-one caught tuna.
The Large Pelagic SMME Association, representing major players from across South Africa’s tuna pole-and-line industry, has become the latest tuna supply chain stakeholder to become a member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).
Edward Pickup, secretary for the Large Pelagic SMME Association, said: “Sustainability is at the centre of South Africa’s tuna pole-and-line industry with all of our members long recognising the importance of adhering to sustainable fishing practices that also ensure the marine environment receives the utmost care and protection.
“Becoming a Member of IPNLF and supporting its work underlines our wish to see all one-by-one tuna fisheries and the communities connected to them given sufficient backing to safeguard their future.”
The IPNLF has said it is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains. It represents the country’s pole-and-line industry at all Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ working group meetings as well as at South African Maritime Authority industry meetings.
Martin Purves, managing director of IPNLF, commented: “We commend the Large Pelagic SMME Association and its member companies on their proactive stance to supply consumer markets with responsibly-caught one-by-one tuna. With their help, we look forward to increasing our engagement in this region and encouraging many other enterprises from African shores to help drive the sustainable and equitable development of one-by-one tuna fisheries.”
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