Sea Delight signs Vietnam Yellowfin Tuna Fishery Improvement Project Partner Agreement with WWF

Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam, Dec. 3, 2014

At the closing of a Community Discussion Group held here in the fishing port of Tam Quan, Binh Dinh Province, the final signatures were placed on the VN Tuna FIP Partner Agreement. The agreement was signed with WWF-CTP and WWF-US.

1Keith Symington (WWF CTP) and Stephen Fisher (Sea Delight) signing the FIP Agreement

As per the agreement itself the parties in the partnership will “support the Vietnam FIP, which aims to guide the longline/handline tuna industry on a path towards sustainability and ultimately Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification”

The topics discussed with stakeholders in the local tuna fishery at the meeting were directly related to the Tuna FIP workplan. Stakeholders expressed their views on how to improve traceability, onboard logbook coverage and the training of onboard observers from local fishing communities. A report on the meeting can be found this month on the Sea Delight website.