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 is tranisitioning to a Comprehensive FIP as outlined by the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. As the FIP progresses through the stages of a Comprehensive FIP against the MSC standard, the fishery will also be subsequently assessed against the G.U.L.F. Responsible Fishery Management Certification Scheme, a new standard developed by G.U.L.F. and tailored to Gulf of Mexico fisheries.

FIP Description 

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

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of the Louisiana Shrimp FIP is to improve the fishery through a comprehensive FIP process according to the guidelines under the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2016
August 2021
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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)
Additional Attributes 
Louisiana State Waters
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
14,065 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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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
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.
Apr 2019
Target End Date
Aug 2021
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Laura Dieghan
Phone 
504-398-3188
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