Ecuador mahi-mahi - longline (ASOAMAN)

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Overview

A Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) has been implemented for the Ecuadorian Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Motherships longline fishery. 

The following information is used to describe the fishery and determine the Unit of Assessment (UoA). The UoA is defined by the target stock(s) combined with the fishing method/gear and practice (including vessel type/s) pursuing that stock, and any fleets, or groups of vessels, or individual fishing operators or other eligible fishers that are included in this assessment. In some fisheries, the UoA may be further defined based on the specific fishing seasons and/or areas that are included.

Species

Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)

Fishery Location

Fishery location FAO 87 wthin the Ecuadorian EEZ and beyond national jurisdiction

Gear & Method

Artisanal Long-Line

Management authority

MPCEIP

Number of registered vessels

89 Artisanal vessels

Vessel type and size

Artisanal Long-Line vessels with carrying capacity average of 60 MT, 18-24 m length. Also called motherships followed by a maximum of 10 boats each one carrying their own hook line.

FIP Description 

A Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) has been implemented for the Ecuadorian Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) Motherships longline fishery. 

FIP Objective(s) 

Mitigate the fishery impacts on ETP and other species and promote the development of a management plan for the fishery through a participatory and transparent process. 

Specific objectives:

  • To promote the development of a regular stock assessment for mahi-mahi.
  • To establish a fishery monitoring and data collection program to document and evaluate the fishery impacts on biodiversity.
  • To develop a management strategy to mitigate the fishery impacts on secondary and ETP species.
  • To promote the development and implementation of a harvest strategy and control rules for the fishery.
  • To promote the regional coordination for the management of mahi-mahi in the eastern Pacific ocean.

 

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
October 2021
September 2027
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Mahi-mahi
Scientific Name
Coryphaena hippurus
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Ecuador
Geographic Scope 
In the Ecuador's EEZ and international waters. The vessels operate in the port of Manta.
Country Flag of Vessel 
Ecuador
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
3,000 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
8,344 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2020
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FIP at a Glance

18% 39% 7% 36%
October 01, 2021
18% 39% 7% 36%
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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Actions Complete

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  • 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.
Feb 2023
Target End Date
Sep 2027

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Asociación de Producción Pesquera de Armadores de Manta (ASOAMAN)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Katia Ruiz
Phone 
+593982801829
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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