The Asian seafood industry is aware of the importance of improving sustainability to continue supporting food security and safeguarding the livelihoods of small-scale fishers
Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are an approach to generate and provide incentives for improvements in fisheries. This tool can allow industry stakeholders to work collaboratively to improve a fishery and FIPs are increasingly being recognized by international buyers as an interim step to certification.

The FIP Protocol for the Asian seafood industry is designed to be a workable tool to improve the environmental and social performance of fisheries. Aligned with globally significant sustainable fisheries certification schemes, the FIP Protocol could receive recognition in key export markets and/or could be used by investors or philanthropic organizations interested in supporting fisheries improvement.

ASIC Fish Steering Committee

Rosanna Contreras
Executive Director, SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing & Allied Industries, Inc.
Duncan Leadbitter
Director, Fish Matter
Nguyen Huu Dzung
President, Vietnam Seaculture Association
Dinna L. Umengan
Executive Director, Tambuyog Development Center
Le Thanh Luu
Director, International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS)
Saut Tampubolon
Fisheries Policy Advisor, MDPI
Jeremy Crawford
Southeast Asia Director, International Pole and Line Foundation

Special Thanks From ASIC

ASIC would like to acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of the following former steering committee members:
Johan Suryadarma
Komprat Boodsri
Lawnin Crawford
Emma Bourgoise
Aditya Surono
Vorapong Iamtrakul
Chang Nitiwat
Uy Ching