Azores Tuna Fishery Processing Center: Supporting Women in the Seafood Sector
The global trend towards the exploitation of tuna by large commercial fleets is countered in the Azores by a commitment to quality over quantity. Tuna are caught locally in the Azorean sea, using environmentally sustainable pole-and-line fishing methods. This method of fishing uses one hook, one line, catching one fish at a time, eliciting extremely low levels of bycatch. This tuna is then processed locally in Santa Catarina’s factory in Sao Jorge, acting as a key source of employment on the island. – Santa Catarina, Company Sustainability
Content for this case study was researched and created by the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and adapted to RISE with their collaboration. The case study was originally featured in “ACTIONING THE MONTEREY FRAMEWORK: Stories from Around the World.”
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