Mexico Bahia de Los Angeles octopus - trap/diver-caught/hand gathered

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Overview

An octopus FIP is being carried out in the Gulf of California, Mexico with the main objective of making the fishery sustainable. This fishery covers the region known as Bahia de Los Angeles (BLA), inside natural protected areas. The octopus fishery is the most important for the local community and the fishermen have traditionally caught the octopus by gleaning, free diving and using traps. The catch of octopus in BLA represents the 90% of the total octopus catch in Baja California State and it is a fishery with high value and great potential for commercialization.

FIP Description 

An octopus FIP is being carried out in the Gulf of California, Mexico with the main objective of making the fishery sustainable. This fishery covers the region known as Bahia de Los Angeles (BLA), inside natural protected areas.

FIP Objective(s) 

By the project's target end date, the FIP hopes to achieve the following:

  • To improve the performance of the octpus fishery moving towards sustainability by December 2022
  • To conduct participatory management of the octopus fishery by December 2022
  • To perform the octopus fishery in an orderly manner by December 2022
  • To maintain a basic information system for the management of the octopus fishery by June 2019
  • To apply management strategies and comply with local regulations and agreements for the management of the octopus fishery by December 2022
  • To have a cold chain and production processing through quality controls by December 2022
  • To provide added value and open new marketing channels by December 2022
  • To maintain the economic benefits of fishermen by December 2022
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2018
December 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
California Two-Spot Octopus
Scientific Name 
Octopus bimaculatus
Additional Names 
Pulpo Café, Pulpo Lunarejo
Common Name 
Hubb's Octopus
Scientific Name 
Octopus hubbsorum
Additional Names 
Pulpo Verde
Gear Type 
Diver-Caught
Hand Gathered
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
Gulf of California
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
18 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
134 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
C Some Recent 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.
Sep 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Pronatura Noroeste A.C.
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Pablo Alvarez
Phone 
+526461753461 ext. 110
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