China crayfish - pot/trap

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Overview

The fishery is situated in the northern region of China's Jiangsu province, and covers an area of 20,000 hectares along the river and wetland system of the Doulong River. An Action Plan has been developed to identify what improvements are required for the fishery to meet the MSC standard over the next three to five years.

It is a small-scale artisanal fishery, supporting the livelihoods of over 550 local full-time and part-time fishermen and their families in the Dafeng area.  In the long run, this FIP and the MSC certification not only will ensure the sustainability of the fishery, but also secure the livelihoods of these artisanal fishermen.   

The fishery is situated in the northern region of China's Jiangsu province, and covers an area of 20,000 hectares along the river and wetland system of the Doulong River.

FIP Objective(s) 

By 2020, this FIP aims to achieve all of the following objectives:

  • To improve capacity building to provide training and regional focus.
  • To demonstrate consistent management at the fishery level with full traceability from ‘pond to plate.’
  • To minimise the risk of overfishing by stock management and facilitate biomass recovery through stock monitoring and evaluation.  
  • To minimise negative environmental impacts.
  • To meet the requirements of the Marine Stewardship Council Certification Standards.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
April, 2017
April, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Red Swamp Crayfish
Scientific Name 
Procambarus clarkii
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
China
Volume
FIP Volume 
2,400 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
24,000 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

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Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
100%
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
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This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
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FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Lyons Seafoods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Adam Green
Phone 
01985 224365