Chile stone crab - trap

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Overview

In Chile, the decapods crustacean fishery is mainly sustained by the extraction of the stone crab (Metacarcinus edwardsii). Chile's decapod crustaceans catch total in 2017 was 7.277 tonnes, and more than 66% of the catch was stone crab. In addition, there is a clear geographical concentration of the landings of this resource. Of the 4.872 tonnes of stone crab landed in 2017, 79% originated in the Los Lagos Region[1]. All the fishing fleets that operate in this fishery are artisanal and the preferential fishing gear is the trap.

 

[1] Fisheries Statistical yearbook. (NFAS, Revised in December 2018). 

FIP Description 

In Chile, the decapods crustacean fishery is mainly sustained by the extraction of the stone crab (Metacarcinus edwardsii). Chile's decapod crustaceans catch total in 2017 was 7.277 tonnes, and more than 66% of the catch was stone crab.

FIP Objective(s) 

Achieve MSC certification by 2022.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2018
January 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Stone Crab (Gulf)
Scientific Name 
Metacarcinus edwardsii
Additional Names 
Jaiba marmola, trap, stone crab, Pacific rock crab
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Chile
Geographic Scope 
Ancud, Chiloe Island, Inland Sea Chiloé Island
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
2,984 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
3,829 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2017
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FIP at a Glance

4% 26% 70%
June 01, 2018
4% 29% 68%
Progress Rating

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C - Some Recent Progress
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D - Some Past Progress
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E - Negligible Progress
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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.
Oct 2020
Target End Date
Jan 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
ECOS Reserch Center
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Gonzalo Olea
Phone 
+56985283012
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