Mexico North Sinaloa artisanal blue and brown shrimp - gillnet and bottom trawl

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Overview

Mexico’s shrimp fishery is one of the country’s most important fisheries in terms of value (SAGARPA, 2013). Sinaloa is the second most important producer of shrimp in the country after Sonora (Anuario 2018) In Sinaloa, it has been estimated that around 600 small-scale are authorized to target the species. According to some recent data, 238 permits are active in the northern part of the state. The most important commercial species are the blue and brown shrimps (Litopenaeus stylirostris and Farfantepenaeus californiensis). This FIP will begin with the participation of 4 cooperatives, but the project aims to include more groups as cooperatives that operate in the Navachiste Bay, that includes producers that target both species using bottom trawl and gillnets inside the Navachiste Bay and the open waters around the bay. Finally, our project although aims to follow the framework of Fishery progress, monitoring and reporting on MSC environmental indicators, will also be monitoring and reporting improvements on both social and financial indicators of our producer partners, this will be reflected in the implementation of a triple impact workplan.

FIP Description 

Mexico’s shrimp fishery is one of the country’s most important fisheries in terms of value (SAGARPA, 2013).

FIP Objective(s) 

Despite its importance, the shrimp fishery lacks a robust assessment of the status of the stocks for all the different targeted species (including the ones for this project). By the project's target end date of December 2023, the FIP is aiming to achieve the following:

1. In close collaboration with managers (i.e. INAPESCA) and researchers, co-develop a robust stock assessment for both target species.

2. Increase the fishery data collection that allows us to identify the impacts on the habitat, ecosystem, and non-target species (including ETP) for both gears and, if needed, coordinate with managers to generate effective mitigation actions

3. In coordination with managers (e.g. CONAPESCA) promote the improvement of the fishery management strategy.                  

4. Collaborate with managers to promote the implementation of sustainable management regulations, in the form of a fisheries management plan and all its elements.

Include the new cooperatives to join the coverage and practices of the Del Pacifico Shrimp Fair Trade Certification and the triple impact improvement.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2022
December 2023
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Blue Shrimp
Scientific Name
Litopenaeus stylirostris
Common Name 
Brown Shrimp
Scientific Name
Farfantepenaeus californiensis
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Gillnet
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
North Sinaloa — permits allows fishers to work within the next coordinates: 25o 28’ 43’’LN, 108o 54’ 30’’ LW, 25o 26’ 22’’LN, 25o 28’ 32’’ LN, 108o 56’ 07’’ LW 25o 26’ 13’’ LN, 108o 56’ 27’’ LW
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
20 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
19,694 metric tons
Landings Date 
January 2022
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FIP at a Glance

11% 61% 25% 4%
March 01, 2022
11% 61% 25% 4%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

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Actions Complete

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  • 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.
Jan 2023
Target End Date
Dec 2023

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Del Pacifico Seafoods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Ruben Castro
Phone 
+526671010730
Organization Name 
Del Pacifico Seafoods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Iván Pérez
Phone 
+526676458026
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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