Canada American plaice (3LNO) - trawl

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Overview

The general purpose of the Canada 3LNO American plaice FIP process is to improve the likelihood that this Canadian offshore fishery will pass the main assessment to receive MSC certification. Current markets for American plaice include the USA for fillets and Asia for H&G, with future market opportunities in Europe. MSC certification will be key for future sales opportunities. The FIP endeavors to improve information about the stock assessment, recovery planning, and fishery information on both target and bycatch species.  Additional key goals for this FIP include habitat impact identification and improving management objectives and tools for the fishery.

The directed fishery for this stock of American plaice is currently in a moratorium. There is bycatch in other directed groundfish fisheries. The volume of catch is currently set at 0 and a control is set for bycatch.

 

The general purpose of the Canada 3LNO American plaice FIP process is to improve the likelihood that this Canadian offshore fishery will pass the main assessment to receive MSC certification.

FIP Objective(s) 

The overall objective for this FIP is successful MSC certification of the fishery - individual FIP objectives expected to be achieved by December 2018 are:

  • Project stock recovery time once SSB surpasses Blim.

  • Confirm appropriateness of current stock model. 

  • Improve catch verification and estimation system.

  • Evaluate catch profile and status of main bycatch species.  

  • Produce a fishery footprint relative to both sensitive and less sensitive benthic habitat. 

  • Develop an IFMP for the 3LNO American Plaice fishery addressing all elements for which PIs exist. 

  • Develop fishery-specific objectives and incorporate them into IFMP.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
November, 2013
December, 2018
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
American Plaice
Scientific Name 
Hippoglossoides platessoides
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Canada
Additional Attributes 
Newfoundland
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
NAFO
Volume
FIP Volume 
0 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
0 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

7% 4% 89%
November 01, 2013
4% 11% 86%
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 2018
Target End Date
Dec 2018

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Kris Vascotto
Phone 
(902) 526-4582
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