The sustainability of extractive tuna fishing is one of the challenges to be faced over the coming years. The way to implement optimum practices that really contribute to the industry's sustainability (its Social, Economic and Environmental aspects) is becoming one of the sector's key issues.
Certification of freezer tuna purse seiners based on the
UNE 195006 Standard,addresses all critical aspects in the tuna fishing industry by fully auditing the vessels under the requirements stipulated in the
UNE 195006 Standard..
AENOR's RTF Chain of Custody certification, shown by the AENOR Conform Stamp, lets consumers know which canned tuna products have been responsibly fished.
In the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food's 2020 Spanish Food Awards, which 'recognize the work undertaken by companies and professionals who have distinguished themselves through producing, offering and promoting quality Spanish food, as well as through their contribution to the development of the Spanish food sector in a sustainable and efficient manner', the prize in the category of fish production and aquaculture went to a company certified by AENOR for responsible tuna fishing. As the source itself quoted, 'the implementation of the seal has enabled the development of the certification for sustainable practices in the tuna production chain, the first of its kind worldwide.This seal is a necessary addition for ensuring product traceability.
It takes into account the ILO guidelines (International Labour Organization) and is the first to consider the social aspects of international conventions.' See link.
On the other hand, any fishing industries that would like AENOR's RTF Stamp on their tuna-based products need their Custody Chain certified under UNE 195006 requirements to show that all tuna labelled with AENOR's Conform Stamp comes from RTF vessels certified under this Standard. Vessels must also participate in a Fishery
Improvement Project (FIP).
Chain of custody audits may be fully integrated with
ISO 22000 and