Irish brown crab - pot/trap

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Overview

The Irish brown crab FIP is an Irish national initiative which covers four geographic areas of certification within the fishery. It is open to all participants around the coasts of Ireland. Two pilot sub FIPs have been set up, one in Area 6 and one in Area 7 as these are treated as distinct areas from a fishery management perspective.

For further information please visit the FIP website.

 

The Irish brown crab FIP is an Irish national initiative which covers four geographic areas of certification within the fishery. It is open to all participants around the coasts of Ireland.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • The main objective of the Fishery Improvement Project is to move the fishery to a position whereby it could reach MSC (or equivalent) certification within 3-5 years.

    This main objective is supported by a number of specific objectives to address the issues identified:

  • Assist in enhancing data collection in the crab fishery to address data deficiencies issues;
  • Assist in the definition of biological reference points and the development of robust harvest control rules for the fishery;
  • Improve industry input into the decision making process for the fishery to improve the management structure
  • Explore the extent of illegal clawing within the fishery and measures that could be taken to prevent this practice through voluntary or legislative means;
  • Explore the extent of landings of white crab 
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
December, 2016
December, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Brown Crab
Scientific Name 
Cancer pagurus
Additional Names 
Irish Brown Crab
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Ireland
Volume
FIP Volume 
3,500 metric tons
Total Fishery 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% 15% 67%
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.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 100% 0% 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% 100% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Community Supported Seafood LTD
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Frank Fleming
Phone 
+353214928934