Cook Islands Albacore longline tuna fishery enters MSC full assessment

September 2013

Given the results of the pre-assessment, LTFV commissioned an MSC full assessment of UoC (1) Longline caught South Pacific Albacore caught in the Cook Islands EEZ by member vessels of the Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd (SZLC), China Southern Fishery (Shenzen) Co. Ltd and China Fishing Agency Ltd. This full assessment was launched in September 2013 and is scheduled to be finalized in December 2014.

The other units of certification (2), (3) and (4) have not entered full assessment. Until certification is obtained, all 4 units of certification included in the fishery remain in the FIP, lead by LTFV and ANOVA Food. If certification is obtained for UoC (1), this UoC will no longer be considered in a FIP. If there are any conditions on the certification, UoC (1) will no longer officially be considered in a FIP but will be subject to a workplan based on the FIP draft Action Plan below as well as the full assessment conditions and timelines. The three other UoC will remain in the FIP, aiming for MSC full assessment and unconditional pass.

An overall timeline can be found here

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