COMPLETED Guyana Atlantic seabob - otter trawl

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Overview

The FIP profile provides information on the work that needs to be completed so the Guyana Atlantic seabob fishery can enter into MSC certification. PI 1 and PI 3 were addressed through work that was done between 2012 and 2016. Efforts are now being made to address the ecological and environmental concerns of the fishery so as meet the whole of the MSC Standard.

The main issue now identified which will form the basis for the research and work plans is to design and implement an improved programme of research to inform and update the information and scientific advice available to the SWG, with a particular focus on monitoring of bycatch, interactions with ETP, and habitat/ecosystem impacts of trawling (to be completed by third quarter 2018).

A research plan was already developed (2nd quarter 2017), and implementation has begun, with significant progress expected by 3rd quarter 2018.

FIP Description 

The FIP profile provides information on the work that needs to be completed so the Guyana Atlantic seabob fishery can enter into MSC certification. PI 1 and PI 3 were addressed through work that was done between 2012 and 2016.

FIP Objective(s) 

The Guyana Atlantic seabob FIP seeks to minimize the fishery's impact on the environment through stock monitoring, bycatch reduction and seasonal closures in an effort to meet MSC standard. The FIP is working to achieve MSC certification by the end of 2020. This FIP entered MSC full assessment in September 2018. See the fishery's MSC site for additional information.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
May 2012
December 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Atlantic Seabob Shrimp
Scientific Name 
Xiphopenaeus kroyeri
Gear Type 
Otter Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 ( Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Guyana
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
14,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
15,000 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

4% 96%
May 01, 2012
37% 59% 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
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.
Dec 2018
Target End Date
Dec 2020
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Guyana Association of Private Trawler Owners and Seafood Processors
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Dawn Maison
Phone 
592 6872641
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