Mexico Marismas Nacionales white snook - hook & line/gillnet

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Overview

In Mexico, a white snook FIP is being carried out in the Reserva de la Biósfera Marismas Nacionales Nayarit (RBMNN) Natural Protected Area. The main objective of this FIP is to make the white snook fishery sustainable. RBMNN is located in the northwest of Nayarit State. It is comprised of a large network of coastal lagoons, mangrove forests, marshes, and deltas that represent between 15% and 20% of the total mangrove ecosystems in the country. The white snook fishery has a high economic value and in 2015, Nayarit was the largest producer in the country with a total of 1,303 tons. Approximately 435 vessels participate in this fishery and the 90% of fishermen use gillnets.

FIP Description 

In Mexico, a white snook FIP is being carried out in the Reserva de la Biósfera Marismas Nacionales Nayarit (RBMNN) Natural Protected Area. The main objective of this FIP is to make the white snook fishery sustainable.

FIP Objective(s) 

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

  • To improve the performance of the white snook fishery moving towards sustainability by December 2023
  • To achieve an organized white snook fishery by December 2022
  • To regulate the fishing effort of the white snook fishery by December 2022
  • To make the white snook fishery competitive by December 2023
  • To cover the needs of the national and international market by December 2023
  • To ensure product quality of the catch by December 2023
  • To develop technological processes that give white snook fishery high commercial value by December 2021
  • To conserve white snook fishery ecosystems by protecting areas and fishing refuges by December 2023
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2018
December 2023
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, December 30, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
White Snook
Scientific Name 
Centropomus viridis
Additional Names 
Robalo garabato
Gear Type 
Gillnet
Hook & Line
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
Nayarit, Gulf of California
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
87 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
1,303 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
B Good 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.
Dec 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2023
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Pronatura Noroeste A.C.
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Pablo Alvarez
Phone 
+526461753461 ext. 110
Organization Name 
CONANP Reserva de la Biosfera Marismas Nacionales
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Biól. Víctor Hugo Vázquez Morán
Phone 
+523232350130
Organization Name 
SEDERMA
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Ing. María de Lourdes Bernal Acosta
Phone 
+523112580718
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