The “Ministerio de Acuacultura y Pesca” (MAP),through the Undersecretariat of Fisheries Resources, signed a memorandum of understanding with Tuna Conservation Group (Tunacons), with the purpose of cooperating in the development of the action plan of the Fisheries Improvement Project for Purse Seiners Tuna Fleet.
National Fisheries Institute of Ecuador signs Memorandum of Understanding with Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS). With the objective of formalizing and providing a technical cooperation framework to develop an on-board monitoring program and scientific and technological research on the purse seine Industrial tuna fleet < class 6
The foundation for this work is in comes from a history of WWF working with major purse seine vessel owners and their associations to form fishery improvement projects i(FIPs) in each of the worlds oceans. These efforts are dedicated to removing all impediments to meeting the MSC standard and becoming MSC certified fisheries.