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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"
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.
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 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.
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