• Michel Goujon Michel Goujon est directeur d'Orthongel, l'organisation des producteurs français de thon congelé et surgelé. A ce titre  …
  • Edouard le Bart Edouard Le Bart est le directeur en France du Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), un label international délivré aux  …
  • Frédéric le Manach Frédéric Le Manach est directeur scientifique de l'association BLOOM. Docteur en gestion des pêches, il dirige des  …
  • Philippe Michaud Philippe Michaud a été nommé conseiller spécial (« économie bleue ») du vice-président des Seychelles en novembre 2016  …
  • Teresa Ribera Teresa Ribera est directrice de l'Iddri, (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales), institut de recherche  …
  • Yann Laurans Yann Laurans développe les activités de l’Iddri dans le domaine de la biodiversité. Il s’intéresse en particulier aux  …

Tuna fisheries: how to ensure sustainable fishing?

21, rue d'Assas
75006 Paris 13th of June 2017

This conference is organized by IDDRI, with the support of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès – from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, to be followed by a drinks reception.

While the effects of biodiversity loss may be observed locally, they are increasingly linked with larger scale production and consumption processes at regional, national and international levels. Biodiversity conservation can therefore not be limited to designating protected areas, applying technical solutions with limited scope, or carrying out policy measures on a local scale. Innovative approaches and policy interventions must rather be informed by understanding how markets—notably global markets—determine the impact of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining and other sectors on local biodiversity.

Tuna is one of the most valuable seafood markets, constituting a quarter of the world’s international seafood value chain. As a result, the sustainability of tuna products—both in terms of stock management and impact on ecosystems—has become an important concern for stakeholders in the industry, which are under pressure from NGOs in the field. But the road to sustainable tuna fishing is long. What are the consequences of the increase in demand on tuna fisheries? How can fishing effort be regulated to maintain healthy stocks? What kind of fishing practices can ensure greater sustainability in the sector? How can third party certification contribute to long-term sustainability?



  • Diagnosis and framing
    Marie Lecomte, Research Fellow: Tuna Value Chain in the Indian Ocean
  • Round tables followed by discussion with the audience:
  • Sustainability challenges in tuna fisheries
  • Under what conditions can certification bring about long-lasting change?


° Michel Goujon, Director, Orthongel
° Edouard le Bart, Director France, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
° Fréderic le Manach, Scientific Director, BLOOM Association
° Philippe Michaud, Special Advisor ("Blue Economy") to the Vice-President of Seychelles

Moderator: Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI

Conclusion: Yann Laurans, Programme Director Biodiversity, IDDRI