Ireland Area 7 prawn - trawl

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Overview

The Irish Prawn FIP covers Irish registered fishing vessels targeting Nephrops norvegicus in ICES Area 7. The fleet varies in size from vessels of 12m up to 30m with the majority of landings coming from the larger vessels. The fleet fishes with bottom trawls using either single rig, twin rig, or quad rig set-ups.  Many of the larger vessels have been converted to freezer trawlers over the past 5 years. The part of the fleet which can be defined as FIP members will be those that sign an agreement to become FIP members and to abide by the FIP rules.

FIP Description 

The Irish Prawn FIP covers Irish registered fishing vessels targeting Nephrops norvegicus in ICES Area 7. The fleet varies in size from vessels of 12m up to 30m with the majority of landings coming from the larger vessels.

FIP Objective(s) 

 

  • To improve observer coverage and enhance industry data provision by 2022.
  • To increase the uptake rates of gears and approaches which reduce bycatch and discards in the fishery by 2025.
  • To investigate and implement the most appropriate management system which will protect functional units within an area VII based approach by 2025.
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
September 2020
August 2025
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Dublin Bay Prawns
Scientific Name
Nephrops norvegicus
Gear Type 
Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Ireland
Geographic Scope 
ICES Area 7
Country Flag of Vessel 
Ireland
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
4,500 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
7,500 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2019
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FIP at a Glance

14% 18% 46% 21%
September 01, 2020
14% 18% 46% 21%
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
C Some Recent Progress
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.
Dec 2021
Target End Date
Aug 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Marine Applications Ltd T/A Verifish
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Frank Fleming
Email 
Phone 
+353214928934
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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