A barred sand bass FIP is being implemented in the Mexican North Pacific with the main objective of achieving a sustainable fishery. This fishery covers around 150 km of western coastline on the central Baja California peninsula and a portion of the fishing zone is inside of the Reserva de la Biósfera El Vizcaíno Natural Protected Area. The barred sand bass fishery is the third most important fishery in Baja California Sur State and in 2016, the total catch was worth approximately USD $1.2 million.
A barred sand bass FIP is being implemented in the Mexican North Pacific with the main objective of achieving a sustainable fishery.
By the project's target end date, the FIP hopes to achieve the following:
- To improve the performance of the barred sand bass fishery moving towards sustainability, that means to have all PIs above or equal to SG60 and an Overall BMT Index at least 0.8 by December 2023
- To protect biomass and recruitment while optimizing yield at sustainable levels, having a Harvest Strategy in place with HCR, Information and Monitoring efficient system and periodically Assessment of stock status by December 2022
- To improve the regulatory framework and its application for a better fishery management, through the publication and implementation of the Barred Sand Bass fishery management plan by December 2019
- To promote capacity building through the organization, training and linkage between cooperatives, organizations and institutions, through the establishment of a consultative committee for the Barred Sand Bass fishery by December 2020
- To strengthen good fish processing practices within the productive chain, seeking market tools and incentives such as certification of vessels for good practices, fair trade business model, buyers committed to sustainable fishing by December 2023
FIP at a Glance