FAO Fisheries Department

Partnering with tuna processors in Ecuador




Tuna is one of the most valuable fish commodities in the world. To help develop fisheries and aquaculture, the Ecuadorian Chamber of Manufacturers and Tuna Processors (CEIPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO. The agreement specifically aims to promote food safety, contribute to innovation and technology, and build a more positive image of the sector in the country. Through the MoU, which will last four years, CEIPA and FAO will organize conferences and seminars with a view to strengthening consumer confidence and fostering fish consumption. CEIPA represents 18 companies of the tuna value chain in Ecuador and works to improve the working conditions of companies in this sector.