IPNLF BUILD LINKS WITH MALDIVES TUNA FISHERIES
IPNLF build links with Maldives tuna fisheries. International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) staff members, Martin Purves and Zacari Edwards recently accompanied a delegation from St Helena for a capacity building trip to the Maldives.
The trip was an opportunity for key stakeholders in the St Helena tuna industry to witness first-hand how one-by-one tuna fishing and processing are carried out in the Maldives.
As part of the busy schedule, the delegation participated in a Q&A session with the Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) regarding national standards for tuna products.
They also visited the processing plant of IPNLF member Ensis and toured their facilities.
The group also joined Maldivian handline fishermen on a fishing trip targeting yellowfin tuna, allowing them to observe the specialised fishing and onboard handling techniques which contribute to the high value of this product.
About IPNLF IPNLF BUILD LINKS
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries around the world. IPNLF’s ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses and seas connected with them.
As a hub for sustainably-minded organisations,they use the influence of the market to forge change through practical fishery projects and stakeholder cooperation. IPNLF membership is open to organisations involved in the one-by-one caught tuna supply chain. Allied with their Members, IPNLF demonstrates the value of one-by-one caught tuna to consumers, policymakers and throughout the supply chain.
They work across science, policy and the seafood sector, using an evidence-based, solutions-focused approach with guidance from their Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees.
IPNLF was officially registered in the United Kingdom in 2012 (Charity 1145586), with branch offices in London and the Maldives, and a staff presence in Indonesia, South Africa and North America.