Tropic Fishery, Sri Lanka

June 21, 2018

On July 3rd Sri Lanka’s main tuna processor, Tropic Sri Lanka, was awarded the “Friend of the Sea” certification for their unique sustainability work on Indian Ocean Yellowfin Tuna. This new and innovative project named, “FCP@SEA” is set to release 20 million Yellowfin Tuna fingerlings into the Indian Ocean by 2020.

This project is in motion to help improve recruitment rates through assisted reproductive technology, which would in turn allow a second generation of yellowfin tuna to return back to the ocean. Although similar projects have been carried out in places like Japan, what makes this distinctive is the technology and methodology applied due to geomorphological constraints.

This is not the first time Tropic Fishery is being acknowledged for this prestigious award. In 2010, Tropic Fishery obtained the “Friend of the Sea” certification for yellowfin, bigeye and swordfish tuna.

Learn more about Friend of the Sea and their efforts to keep our oceans healthy here.

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