Gulf of Mexico northern pink shrimp - otter trawl

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Overview

  • The Gulf of Mexico Florida Pink Shrimp FIP aims to minimize the fishery's impact on the environment through stock monitoring, bycatch reduction, area closures, and sea turtle nesting improvement projects by 2021 and by doing the following:
  • Reduce bycatch by keeping gear well tuned - Fishing industry FIP participants will schedule regular third-party gear inspections to ensure that BRDs and TEDs are properly installed and operating at peak performance. These inspections will be documented on gear inspection form and results will be made available to the supply chain.

  • Commission an analysis of the status of main bycatch species - The stock statuses of the most frequent bycatch species (e.g., Atlantic croaker, longspine porgy, seatrout, inshore lizardfish) are unknown and too few data are available to produce stock assessments. Analysis of long-term catch-per-unit-effort data from fishery-dependent and independent sources, coupled with a vulnerability assessment, will be used to determine if there are any bycatch species of concern.
  • Increase observer coverage rates - Observer coverage is the only source of bycatch quantity and characterization data, but the overall level of coverage is low (1–2%). The FIP aims to improve observer coverage rates to make more effective use of BRDs and TEDs.
  • The Gulf of Mexico Florida Pink Shrimp FIP aims to minimize the fishery's impact on the environment through stock monitoring, bycatch reduction, area closures, and sea turtle nesting improvement projects by 2021 and by doing the following:
FIP Objective(s) 

The Gulf of Mexico Florida Pink Shrimp FIP aims to minimize the fishery's impact on the environment through stock monitoring, bycatch reduction, area closures, and sea turtle nesting improvement projects by 2021.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
January, 2010
December, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Pink Shrimp (Gulf)
Scientific Name 
Farfantepenaeus duorarum
Additional Names 
Northern pink shrimp, Pink shrimp, Grooved shrimp
Gear Type 
Otter Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Volume
FIP Volume 
7,000 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.
19% 81%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
96%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
80%  
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 20% 80% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
B - Good Progress
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Cox's Wholesale Seafood
Primary Contact 
Nancy Mathews
Phone 
(813) 888-9800