Canada 2J3KL Inshore/ Midshore, Offshore Atlantic Cod

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Overview

The FIP was launched in April 2015 with actions well underway on a number of fronts, assisted by a formal MSC Pre-Assessment that scopes out the challenges to be addressed in order to receive MSC certification. A DFO 2J3KL Cod Recovery Working Group was created in 2012 and includes representatives of all Stakeholders; the development of draft harvest control rules (HCR) is well advanced. An Integrated Fishery Management Plan (IFMP) is under development and should be completed in 2017. Much of the habitat and ecosystem information has already been assembled by FIP Participants, in part as evidence for the MSC certification of other directed fisheries in the same area (2J3KLNO). Coral and sponge concentrations have been identified using DFO’s research vessel surveys and formal peer-review processes.

The FIP was launched in April 2015 with actions well underway on a number of fronts, assisted by a formal MSC Pre-Assessment that scopes out the challenges to be addressed in order to receive MSC certification.

FIP Objective(s) 

The FIP objectives expected to be achieved by December 2021 are:

  • Develop, review and adopt a new stock assessment model

  • Develop an Request For Proposal to improve catch estimates

  • Design a Harvest Strategy for inclusion in the Integrated Fishery Management Plan (IFMP)

  • Design HCRs for eventual inclusion in the IFMP

  • Test draft HCRs for performance outcomes

  • Obtain and report on a profile of recent and premoratoria bycatches, by each gear sector

  • Develop an IFMP for the 2J3KL cod fisheries, addressing all elements for which PIs exist

  • Produce a fishery footprint relative to both sensitive and less sensitive benthic habitat.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
February, 2015
December, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Atlantic Cod
Scientific Name 
Gadus morhua
Additional Names 
Northern Cod
Gear Type 
Bottom Gillnet
Bottom Longline
Bottom Trawl
Hook & Line
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Canada
Flag of Vessel 
Canada
Volume
FIP Volume 
10,099 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
10,164 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. This shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators using the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=data not available to score the fishery.
7% 18% 75%
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
10%  
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 90% 10% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 67% 33% 0%

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Association of Seafood Producers
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Derek Butler
Phone 
(709) 726-3730
Organization Name 
Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Kris Vascotto
Phone 
(902) 526-4582