Mexico South Sonora artisanal blue shrimp - gillnet

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Overview

Mexico's shrimp fishery is one of the country's most important fisheries in terms of value. Two fleets (industrial and small-scale) target three main species (Blue, yellowleg, and white) that generate more than 37,000 jobs (SAGARPA, 2013). Sonora is the main producer of shrimp in the country (Anuario 2018).
Both industrial and small-scale fleets target the species along the coastline. The project aims to work with the small-scale producers that target blue shrimp (Litopenaeus stylirostris) using gillnets in the Bahia de Lobos (Lobos bay) located on the southernmost part of the State of Sonora, in the Mexican Pacific. Finally, our project aims to follow the framework of FisheryProgress by monitoring and reporting on MSC environmental indicators, and will also be monitoring and reporting improvements on both social and financial indicators of our producers' partners, as reflected by 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.

FIP Objective(s) 

By the project's target end date of December 2023, the project is aiming to achieve the following:

  • To promote capacity building in close collaboration with fishing cooperatives
  • To strengthen a set of capacities within the producing organizations that include, good fishing and processing practices, as well as administrative skills
  • To strengthen harvest reporting and monitoring systems to improve the availability and accuracy of data on landings, and on retained, and bycatch species.
  • Collaborate with managers to promote the implementation of sustainable management regulations, in the form of a fisheries management plan and all its elements.
  • Include these new cooperatives to join the coverage and practices of the Del Pacifico Shrimp Fair Trade Certification
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
May 2022
December 2023
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Blue Shrimp
Scientific Name
Litopenaeus stylirostris
Gear Type 
Gillnet
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Mexico
Geographic Scope 
Sur de Sonora / South Sonora
Country Flag of Vessel 
Mexico
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
25 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%
May 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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