Forum on Pole and Line Fishing and Eco-Certification
The forum has three speakers: first is Mr. Mark Dias, the Regional Oceans Campaigner of Greenpeace Southeast Asia. He discusses the global and domestic status of our Tuna fisheries and the need and options for sustainability. Second is Ibrahim Athif Shakoor, Secretary General of International Pole and Line Foundation. He discusses what is Pole and Line fishing and its environmental, social, and economic case and costs of it. And lastly, Mr. Bill Holden, the Pacific Fisheries Manager of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in Australia. He presents the ecological and financial benefits of Eco-Certifications and potential for MSC Tuna Certifications.