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Overview

California yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) is an important fishery for the fishing communities in northwestern México. The activity in this fishery has been increasing in recent years. Hook and line fishers from Guaymas are aware of the increased fishing pressure on California yellowtail in the area and they are interested in developing a sustainable fishery to set an example for other fisheries in the region.

 

FIP Description 

California yellowtail (Seriola lalandi) is an important fishery for the fishing communities in northwestern México. The activity in this fishery has been increasing in recent years.

FIP Objective(s) 

The main objective of this FIP is to transform the management of artisanal fishing for yellowtail in Sonora through the implementation of international sustainable fishing standards through a participatory approach by 2022.

The FIP also hopes to achieve the following:

  • Promote the fishery: develop a sustainable fishery as an example to replicate in the region
  • Generate basic fishery monitoring
  • The investigation of possible impacts on other fisheries
  • Access to markets interested in sustainability
  • Design a decision making processes in the fishery and a management program
  • Improvement of the compliance of legality of the fishery performance
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2017
December 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Scientific Name 
Seriola lalandi
Additional Names 
California Yellowtail
Gear Type 
Hook & Line
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 
30 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
101 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.
May 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C.
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Bernardo Sánchez
Phone 
612 122 40 93
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