NFMRA and FCF Attain MSC Certification for Purse Seine Fishery

(Kaohsiung, Taiwan) July 8, 2022 – The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced that the Nauru Skipjack, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna Purse Seine Fishery received MSC certification for its sustainable fishing practices. The final decision was determined by the third-party certifier, SCS Global Services. This fishery is FCF Co., Ltd.’s (FCF) second purse seine fishery to earn MSC certification. This great milestone was achieved thanks to significant support from the Nauru Fisheries and Marine Resources Authority (NFMRA), as well as support from participating suppliers.

The Nauru skipjack, yellowfin, and bigeye tuna purse seine fishery is jointly held by NFMRA and FCF; facilitation and technical support provided by FCF. The fishery consists of 20 Nauru-flagged vessels that fish for skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna within the Western & Central Pacific Commission Convention Area. The certification process began in March 2021. After a year of evaluation and assessments, the fishery has finally received its certification decision. This fishery is expected to bring 130,000 tons of sustainable catch to the market.

Although the MSC certification carries 10 conditions, NFMRA and FCF will provide continuous support to implement the improvement measures necessary for ensuring sustainable fishery development.

FCF, NFMRA and SCS Global Services in the online meeting of MSC certification.

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