WWF and Culimer have organized a training session for both fishermen and observers in Nha Trang (Vietnam) in March 2010. During this training session agreements have been made with fishermen to start fishing with 100% circle hooks. Observers have been trained in becoming crew member of a fishing trip. They have been trained in how to identify and record caught fishes, how to take measurement of different species, how to use equipment, etc. The observers are now also able to observe fishing trips and how to instruct fishermen in the use of equipment (e.g. de-hookers and line-cutters).
The first 100% circle hooks fishing vessels will head to sea by the end of March 2010. All caught tuna will be separately sourced as circle hook super frozen tuna.