Sri Lanka launches tuna partnership
The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) on Monday announced the launch of the Sri Lanka Fisheries Improvement Partnership (FIP).
The FIP brings together resources and expertise to support the Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka in its efforts to meet the international market sustainability requirements.
This is the first of several future FIPs on yellowfin and bigeye tuna in the Indian Ocean region that together will yield stock level improvements with a common set of expectations and rules for fisheries and markets alike.
“The Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the importers of yellowfin tuna in the UK are commencing a FIP initiative with the guidance of SFP to enhance the management efforts of the Sri Lanka tuna fishery in order to ensure the sustainability of its resources for the benefit of Sri Lanka’s future generations,” said the Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka. “The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Sri Lanka has expressed support for improvements via regulations such as banning all forms of purse seining restricting trawling, and adopting measures to curb IUU fishing within its EEZ.”