Chile Patagonian red octopus - hookah

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Overview

The FIP focuses on the Patagonian red octopus (Enteroctopus megalocyathus) fishery, which operates in the Los Lagos Region, where most landings are brought in. In the Los Lagos Region, landings can reach 1,000 tons per year. On the commercial side, this species competes with the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in the international market.

The present FIP proposed the following lines of action:

  1. Determination of stock status and management strategy development
  2. Collection of fishery-dependent data
  3. Collection of fishery data for Primary, Secondary and ETP species
  4. Establish Habitats and ecosystem status
  5. Specific Management Development
FIP Description 

The FIP focuses on the Patagonian red octopus (Enteroctopus megalocyathus) fishery, which operates in the Los Lagos Region, where most landings are brought in. In the Los Lagos Region, landings can reach 1,000 tons per year.

FIP Objective(s) 

Develop a Management Plan, in accordance with MSC Principles 1 and 2, by January 2021.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
October 2018
January 2021
Next Progress Report Due 
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Red Octopus
Scientific Name 
Enteroctopus megalocyathus
Additional Names 
Patagonian Red Octopus
Gear Type 
Diver-Caught
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Chile
Geographic Scope 
Los Lagos Region
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
735 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
735 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2017
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FIP at a Glance

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October 01, 2018
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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.
Aug 2020
Target End Date
Jan 2021

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ecos Research Center
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Gonzalo Olea
Phone 
+56985283012
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