PROSPECTIVE Brazil croaker- trawl

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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.

Beaver Street Fisheries and CeDePesca have signed an agreement to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving a MSC certifiable status for the croaker trawl fishery in southern Brazil.

Croaker (Umbrina canosai) is a demersal species distributed between Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Rio Colorado (Argentina). The species has a lifespan greater than 20 years, slow growth, and reaches sexual maturity at 2 years, at around 20 cm in length. According to a stock assessment conducted in 2006, the stock was overexploited at the time. Croaker is exploited mainly on the continental shelf of southern Brazil, and it has great economic importance.

In Brazil, fisheries are currently managed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAPA), through the Secretariat of Aquaculture and Fisheries (SAP). However, there has been no continuous program of fishery statistics since 2008, and the Permanent Committee for the Management and Sustainable Use of Southeastern and Southern Demersal Resources, which had the objective of providing advice for a sustainable exploitation of demersal resources was dismantled in 2019.

CeDePesca and Beaver Street Fisheries will work together to conduct a stakeholders map and an MSC Pre-Assessment.  The results from the MSC PA will be used to design a FIP Action Plan to achieve a certifiable status in the shortest timeframe possible.

 
FIP Description 

Beaver Street Fisheries and CeDePesca have signed an agreement to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving a MSC certifiable status for the croaker trawl fishery in southern Brazil.

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 0: FIP Identification
Species 
Scientific Name
Umbrina canosai
Gear Type 
Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Brazil
Geographic Scope 
Southern Brazil
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Rochelle Cruz
Organization Name 
Beaver Street Fisheries
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Casey R. Marion
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
15382
Expiration Date 
April 2022