PROSPECTIVE Shantou-Taiwan Bank shortarm octopus - single trawl/ jig

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Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

Coordinated by China Blue, the octopus FIP shares the same target fishing ground and part of the stakeholders with the on-going Squid FIP in the same region. Given their common challenges and network resources, a similar improvement strategy and workplan will be developed. Therefore, a harvest-landing monitoring mechanism will be established to improve collection of fishery information. Such information will be used to better evaluate the current sustainability level of the fishery against MSC standards. Necessary improvement recommendations will be proposed to fishery authorities, and trainings for fishermen and fishery managers will be organized to enhance the awareness and capacity of sustainable fisheries management for key stakeholders. A potential output of this project includes identification of the most suitable fishery unit (species, fishing area and gear, fishing fleet) to obtain MSC fishery certificate for when it is ready to be assessed against the standards.

Currently, this FIP has support from:

  • Beaver Street Fisheries
  • Shantou Haimao Foods
FIP Description 

Coordinated by China Blue, the octopus FIP shares the same target fishing ground and part of the stakeholders with the on-going Squid FIP in the same region.

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 1: FIP Development
Species 
Common Name 
Octopus
Scientific Name 
Octopus ocellatus
Additional Names 
shortarm octopus
Gear Type 
Jig
Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
China
Additional Attributes 
Guangdong & Fujian Province
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
China Blue Sustainability Institute
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Han Han
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Expiration Date 
February 2019