The Azores Declaration in Support of One-by-One Tuna Fisheries establishes definitive commitment to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for fisheries as well as to prioritise the needs of associated communities and cultures


The participants of the world’s first One-by-One Tuna Fisheries Conference co-hosted by the Government of the Azores and the International Pole & Line Foundation, hereby call for:


Sustainability to be approached in a holistic manner that acknowledges the environmental,

social and economic characteristics of fisheries and the people involved.

The socio-cultural heritage of one-by-one tuna fisheries to be respected and supported.

The economic, social and cultural rights of women to be addressed, strengthened and

protected to enable them to participate fully in, and benefit from one-by-one tuna fisheries.

The One-by-one tuna fisheries to have a valid stake in the resources that is valued and protected.

One-by-one tuna fisheries to have their position represented and reflected in fisheries management at all levels.

One-by-one tuna fisheries to have a valid place in the global marketplace and its

participation encouraged and not discriminated against or presented with barriers to market.


We, the undersigned, agree to:

Work towards sustainable and equitable tuna fisheries and to address the needs of the one-by-one tuna fisheries.

Use our collective voice to raise the profile of these fisheries with relevant decision

makers, throughout supply chains, and to consumers to ensure these fisheries can thrive

for generations to come.

Take action to support the one-by-one tuna fisheries and the associated communities and marine environments linked to them.


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