France Eastern English Channel thornback ray - bottom trawls, trammel net, and Danish seine

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Overview

  1. Target stock: thornback ray in the Eastern English Channel (ICES division 7d); FAO species code: RJC
  2. The 'thornback ray' is a skate, belonging to the skates family 'Rajidae';
  3. Fishing method/gear: bottom trawls (single, pair, and twin - OTB, PTB, OTT), trammel net (GTR), and Danish seine (SDN)
  4. Operated by French-flagged fishing vessels, members of the two French Producer Organisations FROM NORD and OPN (Organisation de pêcheurs normands) based in the French regions Normandie and Hauts-de-France

Note: FIP landings and Fishery landings provided on this web page below are annual estimates of catches in 2018 (that is not for the mentioned month) - based on data provided by the two producer organisations OPN and FROM NORD for the former and ICES public data 'Official Nominal Catches 2006-2018' extracted on 01.07.2021 for the latter.

FIP Description 
  1. Target stock: thornback ray in the Eastern English Channel (ICES division 7d); FAO species code: RJC
  2. The 'thornback ray' is a skate, belonging to the skates family 'Rajidae';
FIP Objective(s) 

FIP to achieve MSC certification by 2027

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
July 2021
June 2026
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, February 28, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Thornback Ray
Scientific Name
Raja clavata
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Danish Seine
Trammel Net
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
France
Geographic Scope 
ICES Division 7d - Eastern English Channel (EU) waters under the French jurisdiction
Country 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Geographic Scope 
ICES Division 7d - Eastern English Channel waters under the British jurisdiction
Country Flag of Vessel 
France
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
712 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
1,437 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2018
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FIP at a Glance

7% 25% 64% 4%
July 01, 2021
7% 25% 64% 4%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

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.

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 2022
Target End Date
Jun 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Poseidon Aquatic Resource Management (Europe)
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Vincent Defaux, Director
Organization Name 
NFM - Normandie Fraîcheur Mer
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Dominique Lamort, Quality Manager
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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