The group OPAGAC-AGAC represents 9 companies, 47 purse seiners, that operate in tropical waters of the 3 major Oceans: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific. Since its inception OPAGAC has strived to ensure that its fleet operates sustainably, in full compliance with domestic and international requirements.
Opagac’s commitment to sustainable fishing practices materialized in the signature, in February 2016, of a MOU with WWF to join efforts in the implementation of a Fishery Improvement Project. OPAGAC’s FIP will last up to five years within which the OPAGAC fleet will aim to undertake certification of its fishery with the Marine Stewardship Council. OPAGAC hopes to be the first purse seine fleet to achieve full certification of its fishery, including all fishing modes.