Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea

With the responsible sourcing policy, FIA PNG has increased transparency in fishing operations and thereby enhances fisheries management as a whole. We embarked on the MSC certification of PNG’s tropical rock lobster fishery.

FIA PNG moving to a comprehensive MSC country certification, engaging a second fishery that is part of a long-term sustainability plan. FIA PNG provides support for PNG lobster fishery in assessment and compliance of MSC indicators to achieve recognition and better fishery management.

FIA PNG has assessed Torres Strait Rocky Lobster fishery assessing the fishery management against 28 indicators of MSC fishery standard. MSC has published an assessment report as the first step to eventual MSC certification. In 2021, the PNG Lobster fishery was assessed against the initial SeafoodMAP tool and requirements, FIA PNG was glad to join the program and expose the PNG lobster to global markets. The SeafoodMAP tool helps our staff to understand the basic requirements to comply with retailers' and market requirements.

Marcelo Hidalgo | CSR and Sustainability Director, FIA PNG