Anova is committed to ensuring a healthy supply of fish for future generations. In 2010, we launched the Fishing & Living® initiative with the goal of MSC certification of Indonesian handline yellowfin tuna fisheries by means of a Fisheries Improvement Program (FIP). Since then, the project has expanded its sustainability efforts to Vietnam, the Cook Islands and Micronesia, where new FIPs have been developed. Anova plays a pro-active role in FIPs by forming and supporting local sustainability teams in charge of implementing various activities such as fishermen training, logbook programs, traceability innovation and stakeholder engagement.
We expanded this program to also address the wellbeing of the fishermen and their families. At the 2015 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, Anova’s Fishing & Living program was awarded the Seafood Champion Award for Innovation for advancing sustainable fisheries by incorporating community development in their work to achieve environmental goals.