Honduras Caribbean spiny lobster - trap

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Overview

The Caribbean spiny lobster fishery provides a livelihood for hundreds of fishers and packing plant processors in Honduras. This industrial Honduran fishery faces critical issues including a lack of robust data to inform stock status and management decisions, limited information on impacts of lobster traps on marine habitats and ecosystems, an ineffective legal management framework, and limited resources to enforce fishing regulations. But with the active involvement of FIP Stakeholders, such as General Directorate for Fishing and Aquaculture (DIGPESCA), and FIP Participants, the challenges facing this fishery are being addressed against the MSC standard.

The Caribbean spiny lobster fishery provides a livelihood for hundreds of fishers and packing plant processors in Honduras.

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of this FIP is to achieve MSC certification by 2019.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
July, 2012
December, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Spiny Lobster (Caribbean)
Scientific Name 
Panulirus argus
Additional Names 
Langosta espinosa
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Honduras
Volume
FIP Volume 
1,647 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.
32% 54% 14%
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 75% 0% 25%
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% 63% 0% 38%
FIP Progress Rating 
A - Advanced Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
WWF
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
María Amalia Porta
Organization Name 
WWF
Primary Contact 
Gabriela Pineda Occhiena
Organization Name 
WWF
Primary Contact 
Nicole Beetle