First Longline Blue Shark and Swordfish Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in Japan Launched


Kesennuma Distant-Water Fisheries Cooperative and Resource, Miyagi Offshore Tuna Fisheries Association and Economics and Policy Group at Iwate University and Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. have launched Japan’s first longline blue shark (yoshikiri-zame)  and swordfish (mekajiki) Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), “Kesennuma blue shark and swordfish longline FIP” on March 18, 2021. The project aims for acquiring MSC certification in 2026.

For more details, please see the FIP’s page.

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