Campeche blue crab - pot/trap & ring nets

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Overview

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 

Crabs are an important commercial resource in Mexico. Their catch value is among the ten most important in the country.

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 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
February 2018
December 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Blue Crab
Scientific Name 
Callinectes sapidus
Additional Names 
Blue Crab, Jaiba Azul
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Ring Net
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
Campeche Gulf of Mexico
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
1,600 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
3,800 metric tons
Volume Date 
October 2017
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FIP at a Glance

4% 21% 32% 43%
February 01, 2018
11% 21% 32% 36%
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
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
Dec 2022

FIP Leads

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