ECHEBASTAR OBTAINS MSC CERTIFICATION

Ours is the first tropical tuna fishery in the world using drifting fish aggregating devices (dFADs) , to gain certification from the MSC, which is widely recognised as the most rigorous global standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

The MSC label guarantees the consumer that our tuna has been harvested according to the highest criteria of responsible fishing. The certification of our fishery recognises our continuous work over an extended period to ensure that we fish both responsibly and sustainably.

We are immensely grateful and proud for the commendable effort of our team, collaborators, national and international institutions, and NGOs together with the constructive contributions from a wide range of people and organizations during the certification process.

We reaffirm our commitment to sustainable fishing. We will not rest on our laurels. In turn, we hope that our certification serves as an example to other companies fishing tuna in the Indian Ocean, and that they will work with us to guarantee the health of the tuna resources to the benefit of future generations.

 

MSC

FINAL DECISION OF THE INDEPENDENT ADJUDICATOR
FINAL PUBLIC CERTIFICATION REPORT
MSC CERTIFICATE

 

The MSC Process

2019 FIRST ANNUAL SURVELLANCE AUDIT (FASA)

  • WP and Actions
  • Status and Progress.
  • Observers data.
  • Data Evaluation. Requirements and Provisions for 2019.
  • 2019 First fishing trips
    • Landing Reports update
  • WP and Actions
  • Status and Progress.
  • Meetings in Seychelles March 2019.
    • Vice President Office (VP Vincent Meriton and PS Philippe Michaud).
    • Ministry of Fisheries. (PS Jude Talma).
    • Seychelles Fishing Authority (CEO Rony Renaud and Johnny Louys).
    • Agents Hunt Deltel (Christophe Houareau and Michael King Harman).
    • Seychelles Petroleum (CEO Conrad Bonoiton).
    • WWF Indian Ocean (Umair Shahid).
    • FBOA ( Beatty Hoarau and Keith Andre).
    • IPNLF (John Burton).
    • JHL Group (Pty) Ltd. James Lasperance.
  • Received Letters of Stakeholders confirming participation and support.
  • Observers Data Evaluation.
  • Landing Reports update.
  • Condition 1 status of deliverables and update.
  • Year 2018 sets (FS and FAD breakdown).
  • Condition 7 & 8 “Direct Fishing Authorizations”. Status and update.