First Indonesian tuna fishery enters MSC assessment
If successful, the fishery could be supplying MSC certified skipjack and yellowfin tuna to international markets by the end of 2018.
Ali Wibisono, director at PT Citraraja Ampat Canning said: “PT CRA is committed to sustainability and very proud to demonstrate this by measuring the Sorong pole-and-line fishery against the MSC standard.
“This is an exciting moment for PT CRA, our market partners, IPNLF and Indonesia’s pole-and-line tuna fishers.”
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has praised the determined efforts of PT CRA and said that it is providing an invaluable foundation for traditional fishing communities in the Western Central Pacific Ocean.7 ■