The draft assessment report is now available for commenting. Stakeholders who want to submit comments should contact SCS Global service no later than 5pm GMT, 25 May 2020. WPSTA Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin free-school purse seine assessment documents.
The fishery was certified in 2018 for free school sets, and wants to add the FAD sets now that compartmentalization will no longer be possible from 2023. No proof could be provided by the mostly Chinese and Taiwanese vessels that finning does not occur, and the CAB has placed a condition on certification that proof for the no finning claim needed to be provided.