Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Overview

The fishery being assessed is comprised of pelagic longline vessels that target albacore tuna with incidental catch of bigeye and yellowfin tunas, fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The agent vessels are managed by the Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Company, and are flagged to China, Taiwan, the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji. From time to time and where permitted, the vessels may fish in national EEZs including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, and Vanuatu. It is assumed in this pre-assessment that management within these EEZs is at least equal to the high seas.

The fishery being assessed is comprised of pelagic longline vessels that target albacore tuna with incidental catch of bigeye and yellowfin tunas, fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean. The agent vessels are managed by the Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Company, and are flagged to China, Taiwan, the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji. From time to time and where permitted, the vessels may fish in national EEZs including Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, and Vanuatu. It is assumed in this pre-assessment that management within these EEZs is at least equal to the high seas.

FIP at a Glance

11% 43% 46%
September 01, 2019
11% 43% 46%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
Not yet available
Actions Complete
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  • Incomplete
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Mar 2020
Target End Date
Sep 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
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Overview

The multi-species longline fishery targeting highly migratory large pelagic species as tuna, swordfish and mahi mahi, is of crucial environmental, social and economic importance in Costa Rica for coastal livelihoods and the processing and export industries. It is the most relevant seafood sector in the country for the international markets; specifically, the US, which imports 80% of the landed volume. Additionally, domestic consumption of these three species has increased recently. Costa Rican commercial fleet mainly uses surface longline as fishing gear and complementary a fiberglass pole is carrying on for green stick fishing. Approximately, 350 vessels are registered, ranging from 12 m to 25 m in length, denominated medium and advance. The main Pacific fishing communities for these species are Cuajiniquil, Puntarenas, Quepos and Golfito. This is a national FIP that encompasses the total medium and advance-type longline vessels fishing in the Pacific Ocean.

Several species of tunas, billfishes and sharks, among others, are primary and secondary species, and olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) is the most abundance endangered, threatened and protected species (ETP) of this fishery.

INCOPESCA is the institution that manages, regulates and promotes the development of the fishing and aquaculture sector with an ecosystem approach, under the principles of sustainability, social responsibility and competitiveness. The National Coast Guard System (SNG) is responsible for monitoring and surveillance at sea.

The main regulation instrument is the Fisheries and Aquaculture Law No. 8436 of 2005 and its Norm. INCOPESCA's highest institutional authority is the Board of Directors (Law 7384, the law creating the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture) and its purpose is to direct and establish institutional policies for compliance with the laws governing the country's fisheries and aquaculture. Executive Decree No. 38681 MAG-MINAE for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Costa Rican Pacific Ocean establishes zoning and regulation for these species. The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Plan guides this sector.

Costa Rica is a member of the Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus (OSPESCA), the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (CIAT) and the Inter-American Convention on the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (IAC), which establishes binding resolutions and conservation measures in the country.

To improve the sustainability performance of this fishery, an alliance between Costa Rican Fishery and Aquaculture Institute (INCOPESCA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), producers, exporters, a group of US supply chain actors, and United Nation Development Program (UNDP) along with fisheries in Costa Rica have come together to start a Fishery Improvement Project. FIP will be led in country and receive support from market chain actors.

Lead FIP participants from Costa Rica are organized under a FIP working group included in the National Sustainable Fishery Platform for Large Pelagic, a multi-stakeholder dialogue forum facilitated by UNDP and participated by all national stakeholders linked to the large pelagic fisheries in country. The National FIP working group that will lead implementation of the project is composed by:

  • Costa Rican Fishery and Aquaculture Institute (INCOPESCA)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)
  • National Longline Fishing Sector: Cámara Nacional de la Industria Palangrera (CNIP); Cámara de pescadores artesanales de Puntarenas (CAPAP); Cámara de pescadores de Quepos; Cámara de pescadores de Guanacaste; Cámara de pescadores de Golfito; CAMAPUN; UNIPESCA. 
  • Exporters Association- CANEPP Cámara Nacional de Exportadores de Productos Pesqueros y Acuícolas (CANEPP)
  • MARTEC
  • FRUMAR
  • UNDP

Participants from the Supply Chain have organized under a Market Support Group. As such, US participants in the FIP, provide assistance to the project through financial support arising from a percentage of the sales. Market Support Group is formed by:

  • Chefs Trading
  • Trinity Seafood
  • Seattle Fish Company
  • Frequentz

The National Sustainable Fishery Platform for Large Pelagic is an initiative framed within the UNDP’s International Green Commodities Programme and the Global Sustainable Supply Chains for Marine Commodities, a joint programme implemented by UNDP and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), who has provided support and technical advice during FIP development.

The multi-species longline fishery targeting highly migratory large pelagic species as tuna, swordfish and mahi mahi, is of crucial environmental, social and economic importance in Costa Rica for coastal livelihoods and the processing and export industries. It is the most relevant seafood sector in the country for the international markets; specifically, the US, which imports 80% of the landed volume. Additionally, domestic consumption of these three species has increased recently.

FIP at a Glance

43% 25% 29% 4%
April 01, 2019
43% 25% 29% 4%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
Not yet available
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
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Jan 2020
Target End Date
Apr 2023

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
United National Development Program (UNDP)
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Sandra Andraka
Phone 
+506 83650845
Organization Name 
Organizaciones Pesqueras del Sector Palangrero Nacional
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Mauricio González
Organization Name 
Cámara Nacional de la Industria Palangrera (CNIP)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Robert Nunes
Organization Name 
Cámara Nacional de Exportadores de Productos Pesqueros y Acuícolas (CANEPP)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ana Victoria Paniagua
Email 
Organization Name 
Instituto Costarricense de Pesca y Acuicultura (INCOPESCA) - Government
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Alvaro Otárola / José Miguel Carvajal
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Overview

The FIP focuses on the Patagonian red octopus (Enteroctopus megalocyathus) fishery, which operates in the Los Lagos Region, where most landings are brought in. In the Los Lagos Region, landings can reach 1,000 tons per year. On the commercial side, this species competes with the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in the international market.

The present FIP proposed the following lines of action:

  1. Determination of stock status and management strategy development
  2. Collection of fishery-dependent data
  3. Collection of fishery data for Primary, Secondary and ETP species
  4. Establish Habitats and ecosystem status
  5. Specific Management Development

The FIP focuses on the Patagonian red octopus (Enteroctopus megalocyathus) fishery, which operates in the Los Lagos Region, where most landings are brought in. In the Los Lagos Region, landings can reach 1,000 tons per year. On the commercial side, this species competes with the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in the international market.

The present FIP proposed the following lines of action:

FIP at a Glance

18% 14% 46% 21%
October 01, 2018
18% 14% 46% 21%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
C Some Recent Progress
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Feb 2020
Target End Date
Jan 2021

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ecos Research Center
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Gonzalo Olea
Phone 
+56985283012
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Overview

In Chile, the decapods crustacean fishery is mainly sustained by the extraction of the stone crab (Metacarcinus edwardsii). Chile's decapod crustaceans catch total in 2017 was 7.277 tonnes, and more than 66% of the catch was stone crab. In addition, there is a clear geographical concentration of the landings of this resource. Of the 4.872 tonnes of stone crab landed in 2017, 79% originated in the Los Lagos Region[1]. All the fishing fleets that operate in this fishery are artisanal and the preferential fishing gear is the trap.

 

[1] Fisheries Statistical yearbook. (NFAS, Revised in December 2018). 

In Chile, the decapods crustacean fishery is mainly sustained by the extraction of the stone crab (Metacarcinus edwardsii). Chile's decapod crustaceans catch total in 2017 was 7.277 tonnes, and more than 66% of the catch was stone crab. In addition, there is a clear geographical concentration of the landings of this resource. Of the 4.872 tonnes of stone crab landed in 2017, 79% originated in the Los Lagos Region[1].

FIP at a Glance

4% 29% 68%
June 01, 2018
4% 29% 68%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
Not yet available
Actions Complete
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Sep 2019
Target End Date
Jan 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
ECOS Reserch Center
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Gonzalo Olea
Phone 
+56985283012
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Overview

Jumbo squid represents the second biggest fishery in Peru and the most important for artisanal fishers. Over 11 thousand fishers and more than 3 thousand fishing vessels are involved in the fishery, which lands each year around 500 thousand tons of squid. This is a highly selective fishery as all squid jigs are used to catch them one by one. A critical issue that the fishery needs to improve are national regulations related to the fisheries' formalization and given its highly migratory characteristics an international approach should also be sought. It is expected that with the collaboration of all the FIP Participants the fishery can move towards a more sustainable state.

Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of the largest (2.5 metres maximum length and 50 kg maximum weight) and the most abundant cephalopod species of the world. Three intraspecific groups have been identified for Giant or Jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the Southeast Pacific, based on size-at-maturity (Nigmatullin et al. 2001), but as no genetic difference has been found between the three proposed sub-unit populations, thus it is still considered to constitute a single stock (Xu et al. 2017). Their abundance and distribution patterns are very sensitive to changes in the environmental conditions and the abundance of its preys. In Peru, the resource is almost exclusively exploited by artisanal fleet who must have a fishing permit to be able to operate in Peruvian waters. The fleet operates with jiggers, a special form of vertical lines mostly used in the fishery for squid. Special squid jiggers (Ripped hooks) are mounted one after the other in a certain distance with a monofilament line. The line weighed down by sinkers can be set up to 200 m depth and is hauled with jerky movements. (http://www.fao.org/fishery/geartype/231/en). The assessment, monitoring and management measures are not well defined and not provide accurate data to address sustainability issues

Jumbo squid represents the second biggest fishery in Peru and the most important for artisanal fishers. Over 11 thousand fishers and more than 3 thousand fishing vessels are involved in the fishery, which lands each year around 500 thousand tons of squid. This is a highly selective fishery as all squid jigs are used to catch them one by one. A critical issue that the fishery needs to improve are national regulations related to the fisheries' formalization and given its highly migratory characteristics an international approach should also be sought.

FIP at a Glance

29% 36% 36%
February 01, 2018
57% 11% 32%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
C Some Recent Progress
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Nov 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2023
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
WWF Peru
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Nicolás Rovegno
Phone 
+51 942 611 923
Organization Name 
WWF US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Wendy Goyert
Organization Name 
Fishing and Aquaculture Committee of the National Industry Society
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Darío Alvites
Phone 
(+511) 442 4351 / 442 2460
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Overview

Confremar LLC USA is hosting a fishery improvement project for Pacific swordfish landed in Peru by two Spanish flagged longline vessels.  The product is frozen onboard.  The goal of the FIP is to help the fishery achieve certification by the Marine Stewardship Council with stepwise program improvements launched by Confremar.  Launched on August 21, 2017, the first actions in the FIP were for improved reporting of catch and effort reporting and support of conservation and management measures for incidental shark catches, beginning with support for a unified CMM.  In the first quarter of 2018 the FIP focused on shark survival after release from the gear and return to the ocean.  Then FIP priorities expanded in 2019 to include seabirds and turtles due to the adoption of two new conservation and management measures at the 15th regular WCPFC session (December 2018) for mitigating fishing impacts to seabirds (2018-03) and turtles (2018-04) as well as the failure to adopt a unified CMM for sharks.  Implementation of the specific gear and other mitigative steps in 2018-03 and 2018-04 is a new priority for the FIP.

Confremar LLC USA is hosting a fishery improvement project for Pacific swordfish landed in Peru by two Spanish flagged longline vessels.  The product is frozen onboard.  The goal of the FIP is to help the fishery achieve certification by the Marine Stewardship Council with stepwise program improvements launched by Confremar.  Launched on August 21, 2017, the first actions in the FIP were for improved reporting of catch and effort reporting and support of conservation and management measures for incidental shark catches, beginning with support for a unified CMM.  In the first quarter of 2018

FIP at a Glance

39% 61%
June 01, 2017
43% 57%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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B Good Progress
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Aug 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Confremar
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Eddie Corvalan
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Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Pacific Tuna Longline Fishery targeting albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) tuna across all regions of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tuna Longline Fishery aims to meet the rising global demand for tuna in a sustainable manner by assuring catches do not exceed sustainable levels, promoting the ecosystem based approach to fisheries management and strengthening policy and governance systems in the region.

Pacific Tuna Longline Fishery goals:

  • Sustainable Fish Stocks – To ensure tuna and other primary species catches across the Pacific Ocean do not exceed sustainable levels
  • Minimising Environmental Impacts – To promote the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management
  • Effective Management – To strengthen governance systems in the WCPFC, IATTC and Pacific Tuna Longline fishery.

The fishery being assessed is the Pacific Tuna Longline Fishery targeting albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) tuna across all regions of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Tuna Longline Fishery aims to meet the rising global demand for tuna in a sustainable manner by assuring catches do not exceed sustainable levels, promoting the ecosystem based approach to fisheries management and strengthening policy and governance systems in the region.

FIP at a Glance

7% 36% 57%
December 01, 2017
18% 29% 54%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
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Jan 2020
Target End Date
Dec 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability Ltd.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Tom Evans
Phone 
+44 7505122728
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Overview

 Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort to promote a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for purse-seine tuna fisheries. This effort will build a process to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Standard (MSC) certification. Meeting the MSC Standard is widely accepted in global markets with the acknowledgement that a certified fishery’s products come from a sustainable production model.

TUNACONS involves 45 Purse Seine vessels, that represent 17% of the fleet operating in the area. The FIP is managed by the Tuna Conservation Group (TUNACONS) together with WWF Ecuador and with the support of the Ecuadorian Ministry of aquaculture and fishing, INP National Fishery Institute and EPESPO Fishery School of the EPO

TUNACONS MEMBERS

  • NEGOCIOS INDUSTRIALES REAL NIRSA S.A.
  • GRUPO JADRAN
  • EUROFISH
  • SERVIGRUP
  • TRIMARINE

     Ecuadorian fishing firms created TUNACONS in July 2016 as a joint effort to promote a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for purse-seine tuna fisheries. This effort will build a process to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Standard (MSC) certification.

    FIP at a Glance

    32% 68%
    July 01, 2016
    7% 43% 50%
    Progress Rating

    A - Advanced Progress
    Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

    B - Good Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

    C - Some Recent Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

    D - Some Past Progress
    A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

    E - Negligible Progress
    A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

    The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
    A Advanced Progress
    Actions Complete
    • Complete
    • Incomplete
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    Oct 2019
    Target End Date
    Jan 2019

    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    TUNACONS - Tuna Conservation Group
    Organization Type 
    Industry
    Primary Contact 
    Ing. Guillermo Morán V.
    Phone 
    +593984881516 gmoran@tunacons.org, gamv@gmail.com
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    Overview

    The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) fishery operates off of northern Peru and part of the stock inhabits the area between the Ecuador-Peru border.  The port city of Paita accounts for almost all Peruvian landings, giving this fishery considerable socio-economic importance for that community. There is also a small artisanal hake fishery (row boats and gillnets) in Peru that represents less than 5% of landings.  It should be noted that Ecuador initiated a trawling fishery for hake in 2013.

    The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) fishery operates off of northern Peru and part of the stock inhabits the area between the Ecuador-Peru border.  The port city of Paita accounts for almost all Peruvian landings, giving this fishery considerable socio-economic importance for that community. There is also a small artisanal hake fishery (row boats and gillnets) in Peru that represents less than 5% of landings.  It should be noted that Ecuador initiated a trawling fishery for hake in 2013.

    FIP at a Glance

    32% 68%
    February 01, 2017
    7% 61% 32%
    Progress Rating

    A - Advanced Progress
    Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

    B - Good Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

    C - Some Recent Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

    D - Some Past Progress
    A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

    E - Negligible Progress
    A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

    The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
    A Advanced Progress
    Actions Complete
    • Complete
    • Incomplete
    Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
    Sep 2019
    Target End Date
    Mar 2020
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    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    CeDePesca
    Organization Type 
    NGO
    Primary Contact 
    Carmen Guerrero
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    Overview

    Landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets are used for direct human consumption. Peruvian anchovy is one of the key species within the Southeastern Pacific ecosystem as it is consumed by many other animal species. It is extremely sensitive to variable environmental conditions under the influence of the Humboldt Current, the Cromwell Current, and periodic strong El Niño and La Niña events.

    The three fishing fleets targeting the Northern-Central stock of anchovy (including their fishing capacity) are:  an artisanal fishing fleet of vessels of less than 10 cubic meters GRT; a small-scale fishing fleet of vessels of more than 10 cubic meters GRT and less than 32.6 cubic meters GRT; and an industrial fishing fleet of vessels larger than 32.6 cubic meters.  The Chimbote and Sechura fleets, from which Compañía Americana de Conservas (Grupo Consorcio) and Lovering Foods source from belong to the small-scale and artisanal fleet category.

    The main issues regarding the sustainability of the small-scale fishery are:

    • There is little knowledge of the impacts the Chimbote and the Sechura small-scale fleets have over other ecosystem components, such as bycatch species and endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
    • Catch limits for the small-scale fleet need to be reinforced and landing and transportation controls need to be strengthened.
    • Transparency of science should continue to increase, so that information on the stock status in relation to its ecosystem reference points are readily available to the public.

    Landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets are used for direct human consumption. Peruvian anchovy is one of the key species within the Southeastern Pacific ecosystem as it is consumed by many other animal species. It is extremely sensitive to variable environmental conditions under the influence of the Humboldt Current, the Cromwell Current, and periodic strong El Niño and La Niña events.

    FIP at a Glance

    11% 50% 39%
    January 01, 2017
    39% 36% 25%
    Progress Rating

    A - Advanced Progress
    Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

    B - Good Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

    C - Some Recent Progress
    A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

    D - Some Past Progress
    A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

    E - Negligible Progress
    A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

    The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
    A Advanced Progress
    Actions Complete
    • Complete
    • Incomplete
    Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
    Sep 2019
    Target End Date
    Mar 2020
    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 
    CeDePesca
    Organization Type 
    NGO
    Primary Contact 
    Julissa Melo
    Organization Name 
    Lovering Foods
    Organization Type 
    Industry
    Primary Contact 
    Amber Madley
    Organization Name 
    Compañía Americana de Conservas (Grupo Consorcio)
    Organization Type 
    Industry
    Primary Contact 
    Isabel Valcárcel
    Phone 
    http://www.companiaamericana.com.pe/
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