US Gulf of Mexico northern pink shrimp - otter trawl

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Overview

The Florida Pink Shrimp FIP was established in 2011 by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Cox's Wholesale Seafood LLC.  The scope of the fishery targets the Pink Shrimp specie, although White and Brown Shrimp are also harvested in these waters but are considered primary retained species. Two gears are used; Skimmers (primarily in-shore waters) and Otter Trawls, which harvest the majority of the Pink shrimp specie.  All fleets fishing for Cox's Wholesale Seafood, LLC must be licensed and abide by all NMFS requirements for US based shrimp fleets.  The use of Turtle Excluder Devices and By-Catch Reduction Devices are mandatory for all fleets within the scope.  The fishery is  able to be assessed within the scope of the MSC Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing, as stated in the 2016 Pre-Assessment. 

FIP Description 

The Florida Pink Shrimp FIP was established in 2011 by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and Cox's Wholesale Seafood LLC.  The scope of the fishery targets the Pink Shrimp specie, although White and Brown Shrimp are also harvested in these w

FIP Objective(s) 

The Gulf of Mexico Florida Pink Shrimp FIP aims to minimize the fishery's impact on the environment through stock monitoring, bycatch reduction, area closures, and sea turtle nesting improvement projects by 2021.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2010
December 2021
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Pink Shrimp (Gulf)
Scientific Name 
Farfantepenaeus duorarum
Additional Names 
Northern pink shrimp, Pink shrimp, Grooved shrimp
Gear Type 
Otter Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
3,558 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
4,350 metric tons
Volume Date 
December 2016
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FIP at a Glance

14% 86%
January 01, 2010
3% 34% 62%
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
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • 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.
Jul 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2021
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Cox's Wholesale Seafood
Primary Contact 
Nancy Mathews
Phone 
(813) 888-9800
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