GSSI WELCOMES CAROLINE FISHERIES CORPORATION TO ITS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
GSSI welcomes Caroline Fisheries Corporation to its Global Partnership. The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative is pleased to announce that the Caroline Fisheries Corporation has joined GSSI as a Funding Partner. The Caroline Fisheries Corporation is the first GSSI Partner from Micronesia.
The Caroline Fisheries Corporation is based in Pohnpei, one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia. First owned by the State of Pohnpei, the Caroline Fisheries Corporation became a privately owned and operated company in 2006. One of their largest areas of focus in recent years has been on environmental and social responsibility – having received MSC certification in 2021. The Caroline Fisheries Corporation is currently under a Fishery Improvement Programme and works with various NGOs and stakeholders for the development of biodegradable FADs and the continued progress in their social policies.
“The Caroline Fisheries Corporation as a company is aware of the on-going need to develop sustainable fishing practices for the preservation of the ocean’s natural resources. We have over the years partnered up with various NGOs to adopt improved fishing practices to reduce ocean waste and sustainably harvest tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. We are very excited to join the GSSI Partnership to collaborate and share ideas around the sustainability of tuna resources. We look forward to working together to promote sustainable fishing practices for worldwide consumers, for generations to come” said Marko Kamber, CEO of the Caroline Fisheries Corporation.
Caroline Fisheries Corporation
The Caroline Fisheries Corporation is mainly a purse seine tuna fishing company with shoreside support facilities for its own and other vessels. With a dock, warehouses, offices, and net repair yard facilities in place, they operate four purse seine vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean for the abundant Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye species