The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line, handline and troll (collectively called one-by-one) tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them. As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations, IPNLF uses the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation. Allied with its Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach. http://ipnlf.org/
FishChoice – Anova Food USA is a proud FishChoice Supplier Member. As a FishChoice Supplier Member, our company is part of a seafood community of like-minded businesses, NGOs, and others who are committed to advancing seafood sustainability. We accomplish this primarily through the FishChoice platform by having seafood product source information publicly available and transparent in its origin as well as identifying the current sustainability status of our seafood products.
FishChoice partners with the leading global organizations that rate and certify seafood based on its environmental sustainability. FishChoice matches our product sources with that information and updates us when that information changes so we can make sure our staff and customers have the most current information readily available. The platform is becoming the most in-depth resource for seafood company and product information available online with sustainability data covering an estimated 700 species and over 4,000 sources of wild and farmed seafood. https://fishchoice.com/
Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) – Anova Food USA has been working with MDPI since 2013. The partnership focuses on three streams of improvement work for the Indonesian handline yellowfin tuna fishery namely: 1) the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), aiming for certification against the Marine Stewardship (MSC) standard; 2) the Fair Trade USA certification program and 3) Implementation of traceability standards and technology. MDPI is an Indonesian NGO that works with government, other local and international NGOs, philanthropic foundations and various industry partners to improve small-scale Indonesian fisheries. Their moto is “Happy people, many fish!”. http://mdpi.or.id/
VINATUNA (Vietnam Tuna Association) – As a participant in the Vietnam Yellowfin Tuna longline and handline fishery improvement project (FIP), Anova Food, LLC/Fishing & Living works with VINATUNA to organize fishermen training workshops on covering various FIP activities such improving logbooks, bycatch mitigation, protection of Endangered Threatened and protected species (ETPs), improved on-board handling techniques for enhanced quality, to name a few. VINATUNA is an NGO focused on tuna fisheries sustainability in Vietnam by coordinating and implementing improvements of environmental, social and economic aspects and acting as an intermediate between industry stakeholders, policy makers, fisheries managers and local and international NGOs that work on tuna sustainability. http://www.vinatuna.org.vn/en/index.php
The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) – Anova Food, LLC/Fishing & Living is a member of two SFP Supplier Roundtables (SRs): the Indonesian Snapper and Grouper SR and the Global Fresh and Frozen Tuna SR. These supplier roundtables serve as forums for companies that are involved in the supply of those species and wish to actively support improvements in fishery management through fishery improvement projects (FIPs). SFP’s role is to provide guidance on how to best support FIPs as well as provide advice on responsible procurement specifications and encourage roundtable participants to adopt these guidelines. https://www.sustainablefish.org/
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) – Anova Food, LLC started working together with TNC in March 2019 to support improvements in the Indonesian Handline Snapper Fishery. This partnership entails committing to sourcing only buying fish that are above their maturity size and therefore have had time to reproduce as well as provide various kinds of support such as continuous engagement with Indonesian suppliers and processors to take part in the FIP process.
The World Wildlife Fund – As a participant in the Vietnam Yellowfin Tuna longline and handline fishery improvement project (FIP), Anova Food, LLC/Fishing & Living works with WWF to actively help the FIP progress by engaging its supply chain, supporting policy asks, and providing overall support for implementation of FIP activities. Comprehensive FIPs are a critical way of supporting the transition of fisheries to sustainable practices by offering a step-wise approach for fisheries to reach the MSC standard. This collaborative effort brings together fishers, the private sector, government, researchers, and NGOs to improve the environmental performance of a fishery. This approach ensures that FIP activities are aligned with regionally specific interests. By working with WWF to support comprehensive FIPs, Anova Food, LLC/Fishing & Living is helping improve the health of the world’s oceans and ensure the long-term viability of fisheries and livelihoods of fishers around the globe. https://www.worldwildlife.org/