The Alliance continues its history of ambitious sustainability commitments with new certification efforts, to the gold standard for wild caught fish, Marine Stewardship Council
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation on conservation and sustainability goals. The MOU creates a mechanism for working closely together on activities to promote the sustainability of tuna fisheries as well as ecologically healthy and productive marine ecosystems in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2015 – On June 6th, the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna pitted aspiring chefs from L’Academie de Cuisine, a top national cooking school, against each other in a Top Chef-style cooking contest to create world-class cuisine from affordable, sustainable Mexican tuna products. The students set out to prove that households on a budget can still enjoy great nutritious meals.
Today, the member companies of the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna, an alliance of leading tuna fishing companies, representing 93% of total tuna production in Mexico, demonstrated their continued leadership in sustainability by committing to withdraw from fishing Pacific bluefin tuna for the next five years, including the 2015 season.
The Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna congratulates the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and their colleagues within the EPO fishery on the unanimous adoption of a new binding resolution to reduce Pacific bluefin tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The resolution, proposed by Mexico and co-sponsored by the United States and Japan, was adopted on October 29, during the 87th meeting of the IATTC. Based on the recommendations of the IATTC scientific staff and the recommendations of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean, this historic resolution represents a huge success for sustainable fishing.
MEXICO CITY, November 6, 2014 – The Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna today announced that it has voluntarily entered its Northeastern Tropical Pacific Purse Seine Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna Fishery into full assessment by SCS Global Services, for possible Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.