Fishing Industry Association (PNG) has become the latest signatory to the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna (25PST), a voluntary commitment convened by the World Economic Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA).
The 25PST ambition is that by 2025 all tuna meets the highest standards of environmental performance and social responsibility, in particular through improving supply chain practices and management of tuna fisheries.
Dr Tom Pickerell, executive director at GTA welcomed the new signing. “Voluntary sustainability commitments and the associated disclosure of performance is a powerful tool for driving change in global supply chains,” he said.
Fishing Industry Association (PNG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 covering both fishing companies and seafood processors of Papua New Guinea. The association includes a tuna fleet of 84 tuna purse seiners and a total tuna processing capacity of 980 MT/day in six tuna processing facilities located in the country.
“FIA PNG is the third-largest MSC-certified tuna fishery,” said sustainability director, Marcelo Hidalgo. “We continuously work towards improving fishing practices, social responsibility at sea and at land, marine litter and fishing gear mitigation, and providing high transparency and traceability as part of FIA PNG Responsible Sourcing Policy.”
The 25PST was formally launched in 2021 and runs until 31 December 2025.