We meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing. Our fishery is well managed and sustainable.

What this means

We were officially certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, an independent standard-setting organization that ensures fish are caught according to strict methods that avoid overfishing and bycatch (the unintended capture of other fish, seabirds, and marine mammals). The World Wildlife Fund sponsored the assessment of the fishery, hailing the move as a hopeful sign for dramatically declining tuna stocks, fishing livelihoods, and food security.

Measurable results are the name of the game

We became the first tuna fishery in the world to be MSC certified and as a result of that we had a forum to tell the world we were here.

Natalie WebsterDirector of Operations, AAFA

If we want our grandchildren to have tuna on their dinner plates and in the sea, sustainable tuna fishing practices must be adopted

Meredith LopuchCommunity Fisheries Programme Director with WWF-US.