Tri-Marine Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna Fisher Earns MSC Certification

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Tri-Marine Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna Fisher Earns MSC Certification

SCS Global Services conducted the independent assessment
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am

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Press release reposted from Marine Stewardship Council

June 7, 2016/ 3BL Media/  - Tri Marine secures MSC certification for skipjack and yellowfin.

The Tri Marine Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery has achieved MSC certification for free school tuna caught using its purse seine vessels.  Independent assessors and expert staff from SCS Global Services, who produced the fishery’s 350-page assessment report, found that the fishery meets the MSC’s requirements for healthy stocks, minimizing environmental impacts, and promoting good management.

This achievement effectively expands the area of MSC certification in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) beyond the waters of the Partners to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to include tuna caught in US territorial waters, the waters of several Forum Fisheries Agency member countries, and the high seas. The result will be to increase the availability of MSC certified skipjack and yellowfin in the US market, especially through Tri Marine’s tuna base and processing facility in American Samoa.

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Keywords: Environment | Marine Stewardship Council | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | scs global services | seafood certification | sustainability | sustainable fishery | tuna

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