Mexico Gulf of California grouper, snapper, triggerfish & yellowtail - hook & line

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Overview

A mixed-species hook and line FIP is being carried out in the Gulf of California in the region known as the San Cosme-Punta Coyote Corridor, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. This FIP began its “Phase 0: Identification” in mid-2017 with the target of a finfish fishery comprising about 33 main species fished with hook and line.

For the analysis and management of this fishery, an indicator species approach was used, using the proposed modification of the MSC Standard for mixed-species fisheries. The species identified as indicators are assumed to be representative of the rest of the species harvested. Therefore, the measures adopted and improvements accomplished in these indicator species should have a positive impact on the rest of the species. The indicator species are those listed below in this FIP profile. At the outset of this project, the fishing cooperatives located in the northern area of the corridor are participating in the FIP, with the goal that other fishing organizations and independent fishermen from the southern part of the corridor can be incorporated.

This fishery is small-scale carried out in outboard motors vessels. There are fishing cooperative and independent fisherman permits. As a result of the pre-assessment of the fishery, there is the intention to address all those performance indicators that have been scored in red and yellow, and the implementers will evaluate if it is necessary to follow up on any indicator scored in green. Equally as important, the additional impacts related to the commercialization of the product will also be addressed.

FIP Description 

A mixed-species hook and line FIP is being carried out in the Gulf of California in the region known as the San Cosme-Punta Coyote Corridor, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

FIP Objective(s) 
  1. Develop and implement measures that ensure the sustainable use of the finfish fishery for the benefit of local fishermen by June 2024
  2. Generate guidelines for the management of mixed fisheries in Mexico, specifically in the CSCPC, BCS, Mexico by June 2024
  3. Have an external recognition of the environmental and social performance of the fishery by July 2020
  4. Communicate to the buyers and consumers in a standardized and transparent way the social and environmental sustainability attributes of the fishery by July 2022
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
July 2019
July 2024
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Leopard Grouper
Scientific Name 
Mycteroperca rosacea
Additional Names 
Cabrilla Sardinera
Common Name 
Finescale triggerfish
Scientific Name 
Balistes polylepis
Additional Names 
Cochito
Common Name 
Red Snapper
Scientific Name 
Lutjanus peru
Additional Names 
Huachinango
Common Name 
Yellowtail
Scientific Name 
Seriola lalandi
Additional Names 
Jurel
Gear Type 
Hook & Line
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
Baja California Sur, Gulf of California
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
211 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
919 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2017
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FIP at a Glance

39% 14% 43% 4%
July 01, 2019
39% 14% 43% 4%
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
Not yet available
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.
Jun 2020
Target End Date
Jul 2024
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Niparajá
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Ollin González
Phone 
+52 1 612 170 0374
Organization Name 
Pronatura Noroeste
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Pablo Álvarez
Phone 
+52 1 6461282459
Organization Name 
SmartFish
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Ashley Nee
Phone 
+52 1 612 156 5544
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