International pressure to improve and verify the sustainability of fisheries that are used for marine ingredient production, has led to a rise in the number of Fisheries Improvement Projects (FIP) being initiated around the globe over the past decade or so, and also to the number of FIPs applying to join the MarinTrust Improver Programme (IP).

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The need to address environmental and social issues in the Thai fishmeal industry has led via a complex journey, to a well-subscribed Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in the Gulf of Thailand and to the fishery applying to join the MarinTrust (formerly IFFO RS) Improver Programme.

The story begins around 7 years ago with pressure from a fast-developing shrimp industry, which was struggling to answer the concerns of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) about the sustainability of its feed.

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The Panama small pelagics fishery made history as the first accepted applicant for the MarinTrust (formerly known as IFFO RS) Improver Programme (IP) scheme in 2015. Fishery managers are now working towards a series of time-bound improvement milestones, to enable their processing plant to transition towards full MarinTrust certification.

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