US Louisiana shrimp - otter/skimmer trawl

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Overview

In 2010, a FIP was announced for the Louisiana shrimp fishery led by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). A public work plan for the fishery was finalized in November of 2012 with the goals of 1) creating a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the shrimp fishery management and monitoring in state waters, 2) releasing information on sea turtle interactions in state waters, 3) publishing information on state fishery management systems, and 4) releasing information on fishery enforcement including summarized compliance and enforcement data.  As of August 2015, all of these actions had been completed.

SFP handed leadership of the FIP to the Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries Program (G.U.L.F.), a regional group that is able to work closely with industry members in Louisiana to further enhance the sustainability of the fishery. Initially, the second stage of the Louisiana Shrimp FIP started as a Basic FIP. However, based on participant needs, it transitioned to a Comprehensive FIP as outlined by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.

FIP Description 

In 2010, a FIP was announced for the Louisiana shrimp fishery led by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

FIP Objective(s) 

To improve the sustainability of the fishery to a level of MSC certification by the end of 2022.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2016
December 2022
Update 
The Saltonstall-Kennedy funded project to fully characterize bycatch is scheduled through August 2022. A December 2022 timeline allows the stakeholders time to prepare for full certification after the completion of this project, as well as additional time for other remaining actions and some buffer for COVID-19 impacts.
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
White Shrimp
Scientific Name
Litopenaeus setiferus
Common Name 
Brown Shrimp
Scientific Name
Farfantepenaeus aztecus
Gear Type 
Otter Trawl
Skimmer Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 31 (Atlantic, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Geographic Scope 
Louisiana State Waters
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
29,656 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
29,656 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2020
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FIP at a Glance

11% 89%
June 01, 2016
7% 43% 50%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

This pie chart represents completed environmental actions. Non-completed environmental actions may contain completed sub-tasks that are not illustrated here. For more information on environmental action progress visit the Actions Progress tab.

  • 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.
Jul 2022
Target End Date
Dec 2022
Additional Impacts:
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
John Fallon
Phone 
504-762-9116
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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