The Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association launches its one-by-one tuna brand at Boston Seafood Expo this week.
According to a press release, the new umbrella brand for “Indonesian Tuna - Sustainable by Tradition. One-by-One”, aims to increase the awareness and recognition of Indonesia’s sustainable tuna fisheries in the global market.
Indonesia is one of the world’s leaders in one-by-one caught tuna. The volume of skipjack and yellowfin tuna that is caught using pole-and-line and handline methods is estimated at more than 100,000 tons per year.
Only one of the two Brazilian-flagged boats fishing illegally off the east coast of Uruguay was captured by the Navy on Wednesday, March 13, according to Marcelo Etchevers, the force’s spokesperson.
"We were able to catch one of the boats. Around 45 pieces of tuna were in the hold.” Etchevers said.
The tuna caught will be delivered to the National Directorate of Aquatic Resources of the Ministry of Livestock.
Exporters in Oman could face a fine of RO100 (USD 259,73) if they export longtail “Thunnus Tonggol” tuna.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has banned the export of the tonggol (locally known as “Sahwa”) in a move to have more produce available in the domestic market and to boost local food security.
The ministry stated “The decision allows exporting of canned, frozen and chilled yellowfin tuna, as it is intended to improve the quality, and provide additional value to the fish.”