INACTIVE East China Sea and Yellow Sea Japanese flying squid - trawl

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Reason for Inactivity
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
  • Major changes in the nature of the fishery have led to the need for re-assessing the scope of improvements and work plan actions.
  • Overview

    By volume, China is the largest squid fishing and processing country in the world. The East China Sea and Yellow Sea, fished by Korean, Japanese, and Chinese fishing vessels, are significant squid fishing grounds. It’s there that Chinese trawl, purse seine, and gillnet vessels target Todarodes pacificus, or Japanese flying squid (JFS) together with other finfish species. JFS are highly migratory, having a broad geographic distribution and inhabiting both the open ocean and coastal regions of Northeast Asia. While there are great diversity and scope of JFS fisheries across Northeast Asia, the East China Sea and Yellow Sea Squid FIP will initially focus on improving Chinese JFS trawl fisheries operating within Chinese jurisdictions in East China and Yellow Seas. The primary markets for this product are the European Union, United States, Japan, and South Korea, although better supply chain analysis is needed to fully understand product flow and to elucidate any other squid species product mixing which might occur.

    FIP Description 

    By volume, China is the largest squid fishing and processing country in the world. The East China Sea and Yellow Sea, fished by Korean, Japanese, and Chinese fishing vessels, are significant squid fishing grounds.

    FIP Objective(s) 

    Objectives to be achieved by December 2023 include:

    • Develop a first empirical assessment of stock status. Where acceptable stock status is verified or, if not, a formal rebuilding plan is developed.
    • A comprehensive harvest strategy (HS) with harvest control rules (HCRs) is implemented.
    • Sufficient relevant information is collected from the fishery, including regular stock abundance monitoring and fishery removals, adequate to support a robust harvest strategy. 
    • Regular stock assessments are being conducted & evaluated as appropriate to evaluate the stock status and harvest strategy.
    • An effective partial management strategy for secondary species is in place.
    • ETP management measures identified for subsequent implementation.
    • If needed, an additional mgmt. and compliance actions are developed to ensure acceptable habitat outcome.
    • If needed, a plan to avoid impacts on key elements of the ecosystem structure and function is in place.
    • A comprehensive process plan has been developed that will lead to the adoption of fishery-specific management. objectives/plans, precautionary decision-making processes, research plans, and effective compliance during the FIP's Phase 2.
    FIP Type 
    Comprehensive
    FIP Stage 
    Stage 3: FIP Implementation
    Species 
    Common Name 
    Japanese Flying Squid
    Scientific Name
    Todarodes pacificus
    Gear Type 
    Trawl
    Location
    Exclusive Economic Zones
    Country 
    China
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    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    Ocean Outcomes
    Organization Type 
    NGO
    Primary Contact 
    Rich Lincoln
    Organization Name 
    China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA)
    Organization Type 
    Industry
    Primary Contact 
    He Cui
    Organization Name 
    Tao Ran
    Organization Type 
    Consultant
    Primary Contact 
    Songlin Wang
    Email 
    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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