INACTIVE Mexico Campeche blue crab - pot/trap & ring nets

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Reason for Inactivity 
Missed two consecutive reports

Note: This FIP went inactive on April 30, 2020.

Crabs are an important commercial resource in Mexico. Their catch value is among the ten most important in the country. The blue crab in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in Campeche, is considered a resource that has little information compared to other important economic resources, such as octopus or red grouper, therefore, environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the fishery are unknown. The aim of this project is to update or generate biological and ecological information for the crab fishery,  in order to provide guidance on sustainable harvest.

The Campeche blue crab FIP is looking to engage with industry, government entities and academic institutions to expand the scope and depth of the project. 

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on April 30, 2020.

FIP Objective(s) 

The FIP aims to achieve the following goals by the summer of 2022:

  • Improve the knowledge about the current status of the stocks
  • Build a management strategy with clear rules and objectives
  • Provided a comprehensive report of the impact of the fishery in the ecosystem
FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Common Name 
Blue Crab
Scientific Name 
Callinectes sapidus
Additional Names 
Blue Crab, Jaiba Azul
Gear Type 
Ring Net
Exclusive Economic Zones
Geographic Scope 
Campeche Gulf of Mexico

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ocean Technology Inc.
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Ed Dixon
Organization Name 
Alimentos del Mar de Norte America
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Tirso Alvarez
Organization Name 
Pesca Responsable y Comercio Justo
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Juan Manuel Garcia Caudillo
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