Gulf of Mexico northern pink shrimp - otter trawl

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Overview

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 and by doing the following:

  • Reduce bycatch by keeping gear well tuned - Fishing industry FIP participants will schedule regular third-party gear inspections to ensure that BRDs and TEDs are properly installed and operating at peak performance. These inspections will be documented on gear inspection form and results will be made available to the supply chain.

  • Commission an analysis of the status of main bycatch species - The stock statuses of the most frequent bycatch species (e.g., Atlantic croaker, longspine porgy, seatrout, inshore lizardfish) are unknown and there is not enough available data to produce stock assessments. Analysis of long-term catch-per-unit-effort data from fishery-dependent and independent sources, coupled with a vulnerability assessment, will be used to determine if there are any bycatch species of concern.
  • Increase observer coverage rates - Observer coverage is the only source of bycatch quantity and characterization data, but the overall level of coverage is low (1–2%). The FIP aims to improve observer coverage rates to make more effective use of BRDs and TEDs.
FIP Description 

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 and by doing the following:

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 
Thursday, January 31, 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)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
5,417 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

18% 82%
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.
Jan 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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