The International Pole & Line Foundation’s (IPNLF) ambition is to contribute to thriving coastal fisheries, including the people, communities, businesses, and seas connected with them. IPNLF works to develop, support and promote socially and environmentally responsible pole-and-line, handline and troll (collectively known as one-by-one) tuna fisheries around the world.
One-by-one tuna fisheries are widely regarded as the most ecologically responsible fisheries due to their minimal impact on the environment. Furthermore, these fisheries are very people-centric, supporting comparatively high employment compared to industrial fisheries, while still providing a model on which to sustain tuna fisheries and fishery-dependent livelihoods into the future. Due to these attributes, one-by-one fisheries are lauded as a responsible choice across international consumer guidelines.
To meet the growing global demand for sustainable and socially responsible tuna, IPNLF works with its growing Member network to forge change and enhance supply for the benefit of responsible one-by-one tuna fishing communities. Allied with its network of Members they implement practical fishery projects, advocate for responsible policy and management measures, advance our scientific understanding and promote the ecological and social benefits of one-by-one fisheries.
As a FishChoice Collaborator, IPNLF hopes to strengthen its connection to the market and the variety of like-minded organizations working to help buyers, suppliers, and consumers make sustainable seafood choices.