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First Indonesian tuna fishery enters MSC assessment

Staff Writer |
PT Citraraja Ampat (PT CRA), Sorong pole-and-line Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna fishery has become the first Indonesian tuna fishery to progress towards the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.

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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

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