International Effort Brings Electronic Monitoring to Chinese Tuna Longliners
Bumble Bee Foods, FCF Fishery Company, Clover Leaf Seafoods and Ocean Outcomes have launched a new longline tuna fishery improvement project (FIP) for approximately 200 Chinese and Chinese Taipei longline albacore and yellowfin tuna fishing vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
The project will increase electronic observer coverage of vessels over time, with a long-term goal of 100 percent coverage. Electronic monitoring will improve data collection and, the group said, “will help drive the fisheries towards the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.”
Human observers on vessels currently gather...
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