COMPLETED China manila clam - dredge

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Date of Completion: Jan 2020
Explanation of Completion: This FIP is currently in MSC full-assessment, as "Yalu Estuary Manila Clam Fishery"
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The fishery is an enhanced Hatch and Catch (HAC) fishery for the Manila clam with seed supplied from Putian, Fujian Province and harvested by dredge in the waters of Donggang City, Liaoning Province. The FIP is implemented in cooperation among Dandong Taihong Foodstuff Co., Ltd, Nichirei Fresh Inc. and WWF.

 

Manila clam is one of the major seafood caught in the Yalu River Estuary, which is rich in biodiversity and one of the important coastal areas in the Yellow Sea Ecoregion as a shellfish producing area and a stopover site for migratory shorebirds. The clam sustains the lives of a large number of people living not only in China but also in neighboring countries such as Japan. Through the fishery improvement and achieving the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the FIP will create a successful case of a sustainable clam fishery in harmony with the marine ecosystem, which will be expected to be replicated to the whole region in the Yellow Sea Ecoregion.

FIP Description 

The fishery is an enhanced Hatch and Catch (HAC) fishery for the Manila clam with seed supplied from Putian, Fujian Province and harvested by dredge in the waters of Donggang City, Liaoning Province.

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of the China manila clam FIP is to improve the fishery and meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard by the end of April 2019.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2016
April 2019
Update 
The FIP action plan was done by the original end date (December, 2018). The FIP is now in the process of review and verification.
Species 
Common Name 
Manila Clams
Scientific Name 
Ruditapes philippinarum
Additional Names 
Japanese carpet shell
Gear Type 
Dredge
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
China
Geographic Scope 
Liaoning province
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
18,705 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
18,705 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

14% 86%
November 01, 2016
29% 71%
Progress Rating

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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.

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Target End Date
Apr 2019

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Dandong Taihong Foodstuff Co., Ltd
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Gao Yulong
Phone 
+86-10-138-9850-1066
Organization Name 
WWF China
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Xin Yu
Phone 
+86-10-6809-3636
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