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Rio Mare and WWF, together for the oceans

A collaborative partnership to promote more sustainable fishing and the health of oceans.

Since December 2016, we have been working in partnership with WWF Italy and WWF International to improve fishing sustainability, with the final goal of protecting the health of the Oceans and supporting the communities depending on them. A collaboration renovating itself for the period 2021-2024 with even more challenging and ambitious objectives.

http://partnership.riomare.it/

Our objectives

Procurement

NEW WWF SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA

WWF wants to work with the entire tuna-related sector to maintain the tuna stocks level at a level to allow their sustainable reproduction (SSB40).

WWF also asks companies themselves to commit to pushing and supporting the adoption of these principles by RFMOs and member states, and to include in their procurement policies the goal of reducing accidental mortality of endangered species to zero. and protected; the protection of human and workers' rights; the principles of traceability and transparency.

Traceability

we confirm our we confirm our commitment to increase the transparency and traceability of our supply chain and to guarantee the complete traceability of our products.

Human rights

we confirm the commitment to strengthen the protection of human rights throughout the supply chain, through the path undertaken alongside OXFAM in 2020.

The objectives of this partnership are both ambitious and challenging. The journey to tuna sustainability is long and complex given that, to-date, the percentage of MSC certified tuna on a global level accounts for approximately 28% and that of all the existing tropical tuna stocks, only 4 are above the SSB40 objective.

Advocacy

we will strengthen our advocacy efforts to take stricter measures to regulate tuna fisheries in areas where this resource is particularly under pressure.

We will work together with WWF to raise awareness among all players in the industry, from suppliers to consumers, about issues related to sustainable fishing.

Results to-date:

69.5%

TUNA FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

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Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Centrale e Occidentale OPAGAC2

Fishery Improvement Project in all the oceans

Beginning date: October 2016

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Organizacion de Productores de Atun Congelado (OPAGAC)/Asociacion de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (AGAC): made of 9 companies active in the fishing sector and owners of vessels (Grupo Albacora, Grupo Calvo, Grupo Garavilla, Grupo Ugavi, Grupo Nicra 7, Grupo Inpesca, Jealsa, Tunamol, Compania Europea de Tunidos)
  • Asociacion Nacional de Armadores de Buques Atuneros Congeladores (ANABAC): made by 4 companies operating in the fishing sector (Atunsa, Inpesca, Pevasa, Echebastar Fleet)
  • WWF

Number of vessels involved: 48 Purse Seiner vessels

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Bigeye tuna
  • Skipjack

Goal: Obtaining the MSC certification for all the OPAGAC fisheries by 2021.

All the vessels involved are “Atun de Pesca Responsible” (Responsible Tuna Fishing) issued by AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certification), the Spanish association for standards and certifications. This certification, the only in the world to include also the standards related to human rights as ILO 188, has been renewed by our Spanish fleet at the beginning of 2018.

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Centrale e Occidentale OPAGAC2

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Orientale TUNACONS1

Fishery Improvement Project in the Eastern Pacific ocean

Beginning date: September 2016

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS): born from the cooperation of the tuna companies operating in the area (Negocios Industriales Real NIRSA, Eurofish, Grupo Jadran, Servigroup and Tri Marine)
  • WWF Ecuador
  • Ecuador Ministry of Acquaculture and fishing
  • National Fishery Institute (INP)
  • Foundation Fishery School of the EPO (EPESPO)
  • Experts of fishing activities and fishing areas management

Number of vessels involved45 Purse Seiner vessels (around 18% of the fleet operating in the region)

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Bigeye tuna
  • Skipjack

Goal: Obtaining the MSC certification by 2020.

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Orientale TUNACONS1

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Orientale OPAGAC2

Fishery Improvement Project in all the oceans

Beginning date: October 2016

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Organizacion de Productores de Atun Congelado (OPAGAC)/Asociacion de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (AGAC): made of 9 companies active in the fishing sector and owners of vessels (Grupo Albacora, Grupo Calvo, Grupo Garavilla, Grupo Ugavi, Grupo Nicra 7, Grupo Inpesca, Jealsa, Tunamol, Compania Europea de Tunidos)
  • Asociacion Nacional de Armadores de Buques Atuneros Congeladores (ANABAC): made by 4 companies operating in the fishing sector (Atunsa, Inpesca, Pevasa, Echebastar Fleet)
  • WWF

Number of vessels involved: 48 Purse Seiner vessels

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Bigeye tuna
  • Skipjack

Goal: Obtaining the MSC certification for all the OPAGAC fisheries by 2021.

All the vessels involved are “Atun de Pesca Responsible” (Responsible Tuna Fishing) issued by AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certification), the Spanish association for standards and certifications. This certification, the only in the world to include also the standards related to human rights as ILO 188, has been renewed by our Spanish fleet at the beginning of 2018.

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Pacifico Orientale OPAGAC2

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Atlantico OPAGAC2

Fishery Improvement Project in all the oceans

Beginning date: October 2016

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Organizacion de Productores de Atun Congelado (OPAGAC)/Asociacion de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (AGAC): made of 9 companies active in the fishing sector and owners of vessels (Grupo Albacora, Grupo Calvo, Grupo Garavilla, Grupo Ugavi, Grupo Nicra 7, Grupo Inpesca, Jealsa, Tunamol, Compania Europea de Tunidos)
  • Asociacion Nacional de Armadores de Buques Atuneros Congeladores (ANABAC): made by 4 companies operating in the fishing sector (Atunsa, Inpesca, Pevasa, Echebastar Fleet)
  • WWF

Number of vessels involved: 48 Purse Seiner vessels

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Bigeye tuna
  • Skipjack

Goal: Obtaining the MSC certification for all the OPAGAC fisheries by 2021.

All the vessels involved are “Atun de Pesca Responsible” (Responsible Tuna Fishing) issued by AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certification), the Spanish association for standards and certifications. This certification, the only in the world to include also the standards related to human rights as ILO 188, has been renewed by our Spanish fleet at the beginning of 2018.

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Atlantico OPAGAC2

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Indiano SIOTI3

MSC certified fishery of the Solomon Islands

Beginning date: April 2015

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Tri Marine
  • Solomon Islands government
  • Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

Number of vessels involved8 Purse Seiner vessels, pole&line and handline

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Skipjack

Certification date: July 2016

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Indiano SIOTI3

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Indiano OPAGAC2

Fishery Improvement Project in all the oceans

Beginning date: October 2016

Actors involved and supporting institutions:

  • Organizacion de Productores de Atun Congelado (OPAGAC)/Asociacion de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (AGAC): made of 9 companies active in the fishing sector and owners of vessels (Grupo Albacora, Grupo Calvo, Grupo Garavilla, Grupo Ugavi, Grupo Nicra 7, Grupo Inpesca, Jealsa, Tunamol, Compania Europea de Tunidos)
  • Asociación Nacional de Armadores de Buques Atuneros Congeladores (ANABAC): made by 4 companies operating in the fishing sector (Atunsa, Inpesca, Pevasa, Echebastar Fleet)
  • WWF

Number of vessels involved: 48 Purse Seiner vessels

Tuna species:

  • Yellowfin
  • Bigeye tuna
  • Skipjack

Goal: Obtaining the MSC certification for all the OPAGAC fisheries by 2021.

All the vessels involved are “Atun de Pesca Responsible” (Responsible Tuna Fishing) issued by AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certification), the Spanish association for standards and certifications. This certification, the only in the world to include also the standards related to human rights as ILO 188, has been renewed by our Spanish fleet at the beginning of 2018.

Credible and comprehensive FIP Oceano Indiano OPAGAC2

Fishery Certificata MSC SOLOMON ISLANDS4

MSC certified fishery of the Solomon Islands

Beginning dateApril 2015

Attori partecipanti e istituzioni a supporto:

  • Tri Marine
  • Solomon Islands government
  • Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

Number of vessels involved8 Purse Seiner vessels, pole&line and handline

Tuna species:

  • Yellofin
  • Bigeye tuna

Certification date: July 2016

Fishery Certificata MSC SOLOMON ISLANDS4

Robust fip pole
& hand line

1, 4 Through our strategic partner Tri Marine
2 Through our company Grupo Conservas Garavilla
3 Through our supplier Princes Ltd