Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessment
Ishihara Marine Products Co. Ltd. has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fisheries for assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. The Ishihara company caught 1,780 metric tonnes of skipjack and albacore tuna in 2016.
This assessment will be carried out by independent assessment body, ME Certification Ltd, a Control Union company. The fishery is assessed against the three core principles of the MSC Standard: stock health, impact on the marine environment and management of the fishery.
Ishihara Marine Products Co., Ltd. was established in Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1964, and has supplied fresh and processed tuna to the market for over half a century. While devoting itself to expanding its business by creating new fishery products, Ishihara has also committed to be environmentally friendly and make a social contribution.
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