Mauritanian small pelagics - purse seine

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Overview

The Mauritanian Small Pelagic FIP was initiated by a partnership between the Mauritanian fishery authority, the Mauritanian oceanographic and fisheries research institute, local businesses, and international fishmeal and oil buyers. The fishery consists of artisanal and coastal purse seine and pelagic trawl vessels targeting round sardinella (Sardinella aurita), flat sardinella (Sardinella maderensis) and obo (Ethmalosa fimbriata) in Mauritanian waters zones 1, 2 and 3 in the Atlantic Ocean. The FIP aims to bring transparency and ensure sustainability of the resource. The IFFO-RS Standard was chosen as the benchmark for the assessment and work plan. The FIP aims to improve performance against these criteria.

The Mauritanian Small Pelagic FIP was initiated by a partnership between the Mauritanian fishery authority, the Mauritanian oceanographic and fisheries research institute, local businesses, and international fishmeal and oil buyers.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Support the development of a framework and structures for the management of trans-boundary pelagic fish stocks in the region, or at least an arrangement for management coordination for stocks of sardinella and if necessary obo in the sub-region. Objective to be achieved by 2022.
  • Improve the data available for stock assessment. Objective to be achieved by 2021.
  • Improve management and application of existing legislation, or if necessary adaptation to new requirements, taking into account the precautionary approach. Evaluation of gaps to be completed by 2018, implementation of management plan by 2022.
  • Improve information on the ecosystem / discards / endangered species/ecosystem and precautionary approaches. Existing data analysed and reviewed by 2018 and ecosystem model finalised and updated by 2020.
  • Implementation of an effective monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) system. New MCS project underway by 2020, implemented by 2021.
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
August, 2017
January, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Round Sardinella
Scientific Name 
Sardinella aurita
Additional Names 
Round Sardinella
Common Name 
Flat Sardinella
Scientific Name 
Sardinella maderensis
Additional Names 
Flat Sardinella, Madeiran Sardinella
Common Name 
Obo
Scientific Name 
Ethmalosa fimbriata
Additional Names 
Obo, Shad
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mauritania
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
High Seas Name 
Atlantic Ocean
Volume
FIP Volume 
300,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
1,000,000 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

27% 73%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
54%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 100% 0% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 100% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Iain Pollard
Phone 
+44 7505 122728