COMPLETED China manila clam - dredge

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Completed FIPs are those that have independent verification that they have achieved their environmental objectives and/or graduated to MSC full assessment or other program assessment. Completed FIPs no longer report on their environmental performance but may choose to voluntarily report on their social performance.

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
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 (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

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  • Complete
  • Incomplete
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
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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