Participation in "Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation Pledge" by WWF Japan

December 1. 2016

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (hereinafter called "Nissui") announced that it participated in "Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation Pledge" by WWF Japan, which had been announced on November 30.

Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation Pledge

We the undersigned, pledge to support the conservation and sustainable use of Pacific Bluefin tuna stock across the Pacific Ocean.

As responsible companies based in Japan, we promote to sustain livelihoods and to minimize environmental impacts when providing highly qualified seafood to the market. Then, we are making effort not to treat any seafood products from IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) sources by establishing the traceability.

The Pacific Bluefin tuna stock remains near the historic low and the sustainability of the stock in the future is a concern. However, not only does Pacific bluefin tuna stock contribute to employment and economy in Pacific coastal countries including Japan, it plays a key role as one of the top predators in the Pacific Ocean marine ecosystem.

To build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, we hope that both an emergency rule and a long-term recovery plan of the Pacific Bluefin tuna stock based on the best available science and precautionary approach will be adopted. We pledge to support these measures so that the Pacific Bluefin tuna stock across the Pacific Ocean will be steadily recovering.

Please find details at WWF Japan HP.
http://www.wwf.or.jp/activities/2016/11/1347330.html

Nissui promoted management based on CSR in its current mid-term plan MVIP2017 and starts studying sustainable utilization and procurement of marine resources, which is a core of its business.
By participating "Pacific Bluefin Tuna Conservation Pledge" by WWF Japan, Nissui makes its intention clear to promote further global agreement in regard to the management of Pacific Bluefin Tuna resources together with other Japanese companies supporting this.

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