Pão-do-Mar is a producers’ association, representing local tuna canneries on the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Pico and São Jorge in the Azores. Founded in July 1984, the association works to defend and promote the corporate interests of its members, and to represent them before both public and private entities to encourage adoption of measures that are in their interest. Pão-do-Mar facilitates a culture of cooperation and solidarity among its members, and supports the use of advanced equipment and technology as well as effective procedures to ensure the best quality and safety standards by the canneries. In recognition of their environmental stewardship, its members have received a number of certificates and awards for sourcing responsibly caught tuna from sustainable fisheries, thereby protecting the marine environment and tuna populations for the future.
For over 20 years, Pão-do-Mar has been representing the interests of our local canneries, to ensure that they are represented and that the livelihoods and cultural values of the communities connected to them are protected. We embrace the opportunity to work with IPNLF to internationalise the fisheries and fish workers of the Azores.Pão-do-Mar