We work with our IPNLF members all over the world to deliver socially responsible and environmentally sustainable tuna. We set ourselves apart by connecting responsible markets, policy makers, and coastal one-by-one tuna fishers – ensuring and promoting market participation, as well as providing access to our projects via IPNLF membership.
We drive fisheries improvements in line with the SDGs, enable and promote responsible tuna sourcing, and elevate the market recognition of one-by-one tuna fisheries. Our growing membership base is a testament to the increased demand by consumers for responsibly sourced seafood, as well as IPNLF’s role in connecting responsible supply chain actors throughout the one-by-one tuna community.
IPNLF membership means becoming part of a community of like-minded industry leaders and gaining access to leading expertise relating to the seafood sector. Together with our members, IPNLF operates as a unified body to support, develop and promote one-by-one tuna fisheries, while at the same time increasing public awareness about the environmental, social and economic benefits these fisheries bring.
As a member of IPNLF, you will benefit from:
The full range of benefits available to our members can be found in our Member Handbook.
Membership is open to all companies associated with the one-by-one tuna supply chain. There are two types of membership available:
Commercial membership is available to businesses procuring one-by-one tuna, but can otherwise be based throughout any stage of the supply chain. All memberships are renewable on an annual basis and members pay a tiered fee based on their annual turnover – see Table 1 below.
Complimentary membership is available to associations, as well as not-for-profit and civil society organisations, that promote industry best practices. Members commit to our shared vision of thriving fisheries that operate in balance with nature, and include one-by-one fishery associations (fishers and vessel owners), industry trade associations, universities and academia, NGOs, civil rights organisations, government bodies and affiliated organisations.
Under our 2025 Commitment we expect our members to drive transparency, social responsibility and environmental sustainability in their one-by-one tuna supply chains. To realise this goal, we ask members to actively implement improvements in at least 75% of their one-by-one tuna supply chains by 2025.
Below are links to our Member Handbook, Member Sign-Up Form, our Code of Conduct, and the full 2025 Commitment. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your journey with us.
Clyde Bodenham (Chairman at The South African Tuna Association)
Waseem Ismail (Managing Director of Ensis)
– Carrie Brownstein (Principal Quality Standards Advisor for Seafood, Whole Foods Market)
Charles Redfern (Founder of Fish4Ever)
David Valleau (Sales Director USA & Canada, Tonnino)
Ryan Nienaber (Founder of Greenfish)
Ian Ricketts (President at Ocean Brands)
Rolf Lange (Head of Corporate Communications at EDEKA Headquarters)
Michael Berkowitz (CEO at Seaford Imports Inc.)