National Fisheries Authority
In 2018, the FIA-PNG signed an MOA with the National Fisheries Authority to commence work on the Marine Steward Council (MSC) certification process. Since the implementation of the FIA-PNG MSC scheme, the NFA has been proactively providing the much-needed support through its national observer programme, the Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS), and the integrated Fisheries Information Management System (iFIMS).
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
FIA-PNG through the National Fisheries Authority relies on the science behind the sustainable management of the tuna stock in PNG as well as throughout its entire range as provided by SPC. Provision of FIA-PNG’s member vessels’ catch data and observer data by SPC has greatly assisted the Association during its MSC assessment process.
Marine Stewardship Council
FIA PNG started their journey in to the recognition as a well manage fishery in 2018. The MSC has become an important stakeholder for FIA PNG in order to improve the fishery management in order to maintain the MSC fishery certification for Skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye. FIA PNG Is working with different organizations to comply with the 14 conditions obtained as part of the FIA PNG MSC fishery certification.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Responsible Sourcing Policy of FIA PNG launched in 2018 is contributing with 10 SDGs, FIA PNG members are working toward a sustainable development that include environment, people and economy sustainable management. A top FIA PNG policy is sharing knowledge and progress of what we are doing. Since 2020, we are loading our FIA PNG annual sustainable report in this website where it is available for any stakeholder.
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative
FIA PNG became a funding member in February 2021, The aim of this partnership is to have a voice in the fishery sustainability standard setter and review initially. Also for FIA PNG is a great opportunity to collaborate with global stakeholders and being exposed to Global retailers to ensure sustainability, transparency and traceability in the seafood supply chain.
FIA PNG joined the “partner taskforce” to embark in a journey with other PNG seafood fisheries certification, for instance Lobster and Shrimp are part of this new project.
Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
CASS is a global community of stakeholders working together to improve the sustainability and social responsibility of seafood supply chains, for our ocean and the people who depend on it. FIA PNG joined CASS to accelerate the positive impact in the sustainability of the fishery and social responsibility at land and at Sea throw our Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP). For the last past decades FIA PNG have significantly invested in resources and investing toward environmental sustainability and social responsibility. A commitment that FIA PNG and CASS have in common. This commitment will create a sea change in the sector, supporting comprehensive social responsibility through new, cross-sectoral actions to: (1) Protect human rights, dignity, and access to resources; (2) Ensure equality and equitable opportunities to benefit; and (3) Improve food and livelihood security.
We appreciate the CASS effort to provide members and Seafood global community with guidance on sustainable challenges in the seafood supply value chain.
Global Tuna Alliance
We are a signatory organization to the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna, we are committed to a tuna supply chain that meets the highest standards of environmental performance, full traceability, and social responsibility.
FIA PNG has been working for decades in improvement of Traceability, fishery sustainability and social responsibility of the fishery in Papua New Guinea.
Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability
GDST is the first ever global, industry led standards for interoperable seafood traceability. This is the result of almost three years of work by dozens of companies, working in collaboration for the common goal of achieving supply chain traceability in order to assure legal origin of seafood products.
GDST has established this voluntary industry standards for interoperable seafood traceability and verifiability, and has representative members across the supply chain spectrum. Currently, over 80 companies have joined or endorsed GDST standards, including seven out of the top ten companies with over US$35 billion annually.
It is important to remark that the FIA-PNG members have been using the integrated Fisheries Information Management System (iFIMS) since 2010 to track and trace their tuna and related products in PNG which contain the Key Data Elements (KDE) requested by this GDST standard v1.0. By adopting the GDST standards, the members are simply reaffirming their commitment to ensuring that the legal origin of their seafood products are guaranteed and to further eliminate IUU fishing in the Central and Western Pacific convention area.
FIA PNG aims to reach global markets, inform them about our initiative, improvement RSP program and products, that is why we joined the only interactive platform designed to meet businesses wherever they are in their seafood sustainability journey. We want to facilitate consumers and retailers to reach our FIA PNG members throw this platform.
Constantly we are adding certified products on our profile.