Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)

Collaborating  with Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), brand owners, processors and fisheries companies for the implementation plan of FIP.

FCF is committed to helping the fisheries comply with international fisheries standards. With the joint effort from the key stakeholders in the supply chain, FCF moves forward with the implementation plan of FIP. The scope of a FIPis aligned with the three core principles of the MSC Fisheries Standard: 

1) Sustainable fish stocks,

2) Minimising environmental impact, and

3) Effective fisheries management.

FCF also incorporates the requirement of social responsibility for crew members’ rights and welfare to the FIPs, and has communicated extensively with vessel owners for their active participation in social audits and long term improvement plans. 

The FIPs led by FCF cover three major oceans with different fishing gears and target species, which leads to the fact that more than 20% of our Longline supplying vessels have been harvesting Albacore tuna from FIPs. Through our FIP development and engagement, FCF is aiming for tuna sourcing from fisheries that are deemed consistent with maximum sustainable yield principles, and we are committed to working cooperatively at strengthening the relevant management and conservations systems to achieve this. All FIP projects are projected to achieve MSC certification by the end of calendar 2024.

FCF’s Latest Move Toward Sustainable Tuna Longline Fisheries

Training Tuna Vessel Owners on Best Practices in Fiji and Taiwan