Sea Delight and CeDePesca launch new handline swordfish FIP in Vietnam

Published on
July 3, 2018

Sea Delight and the nonprofit CeDePesca have announced their intention to implement a new fishery improvement project (FIP) for the handline swordfish fishery in Vietnam.

The goal of the FIP is to promote sustainable fishing practices, with the ultimate goal of acquiring and maintaining certification from the Marine Stewardship Council, according to a press release. An MSC pre-assessment and draft action plan were completed by MRAG Ltd. in the latter half of 2017 and beginning of 2018. The FIP is accepting public comments and recommendations on both documents through 31 July, according to a press release.

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Sea Delight is an importer of frozen and fresh seafood products. The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, founded in 2012, is a nonprofit initiative geared toward promoting awareness for responsible fishing practices and adequate fisheries management around the world.

“Sea Delight and CeDePesca are seeking stakeholders in the Vietnam Handline Swordfish fishery interested in becoming official FIP Participants through Memorandum of Understanding,” Sea Delight Sustainability Director Stephen Fisher and CeDePesca President Ernesto Godelman.

Parties invited to participate in the FIP include importers and distributors of Vietnam swordfish worldwide; Vietnam-based processors of Vietnam-caught swordfish; International NGOs and funding organizations; and official government fisheries authorities in Vietnam.

More information can be found by contacting Gabriela McLean at [email protected] or Stephen Fisher at [email protected].  

Photo courtesy of John Davidmann

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