Ireland brown crab - pot/trap

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Overview

The Irish brown crab FIP is an Irish national initiative which covers four geographic areas of certification within the fishery. It is open to all participants around the coasts of Ireland. Two pilot sub FIPs have been set up, one in Area 6 and one in Area 7 as these are treated as distinct areas from a fishery management perspective.

For further information please visit the FIP website.

 

FIP Description 

The Irish brown crab FIP is an Irish national initiative which covers four geographic areas of certification within the fishery. It is open to all participants around the coasts of Ireland.

FIP Objective(s) 

Set out below are the objectives of the Irish Brown Crab FIP:

  • Work actively towards enhancing data collection in the crab fishery to address data deficiencies issues;
  • Assist in the definition of biological reference points and the development of harvest control rules for the fishery;
  • Improve industry input into the decision making process for the fishery to improve the management structure
  • Determine the issue of clawing within the fishery and measures that could be taken to reduce this practice;
  • Determine and reduce the extent of landings of white crab 

Updated March 2020

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
December 2016
December 2021
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, March 13, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Brown Crab
Scientific Name 
Cancer pagurus
Additional Names 
Irish Brown Crab
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Ireland
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
3,500 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
7,000 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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December 01, 2016
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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
B Good 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.
Mar 2020
Target End Date
Dec 2021

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Marine Applications
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Frank Fleming
Phone 
+353214928934
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