Morocco sardine - pelagic trawl and seine / Maroc sardine - chalut pélagique et senne

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Overview

A pre-assessment of this fishery was carried out in 2010 and updated in 2014; FIP implementation started in 2015. The FIP is concentrating on the following improvements: i) ensure that precautionary harvest control rules are in place for individual stocks rather than for several small pelagic stocks together; and ii) improve data collection and analysis on discards and ETP species interactions through a scientific observer programme. Recently, a re-analysis raised concerns about whether MSC's requirements for key low trophic level (LTL) species might apply to this fishery, and in 2017, the FIP began supporting an ecosystem modelling project to address this question.

Un pré évaluation de la pêcherie était fait en 2010, et mise à jour en 2014; mise en œuvre du projet commençait en 2015. Le FIP soutient les améliorations suivantes : i) assurer que les règles de contrôle sont précautionneuse pour chaque stock, au lieu de tous stocks confondus ; et ii) amélioration du système des données pour l’évaluation des rejets et interactions avec les espèces menacées et protégées (programme d’observation scientifique). Récemment, une réévaluation a révélé des incertitudes sur l’application des exigences MSC pour les espèces fourrages ‘clé’ dans cette pêcherie ; le FIP a offert son soutien à un projet de modélisation de l’écosystème, qui a commencé en 2017 pour la clarification de cette question.

NOTE:

PLEASE REFER TO BENCHMARKING FILES IN DETAILS - DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR FULL INFORMATION ON PROGRESS OF FIP / VEUILLEZ REGARDER LES FICHES 'BENCHMARKING' DANS LE TAB 'DETAILS - DOCUMENTS' POUR INFORMATION COMPLETE SUR LE PROGRES DU FIP

 

FIP Description 

A pre-assessment of this fishery was carried out in 2010 and updated in 2014; FIP implementation started in 2015.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • Put in place a management plan for the central stock (finished, Jan. 2016) / Mettre en place un plan de gestion pour le stock central (réalisé janvier 2016)
  • Put in place harvest control rules for both stocks (by Mar. 2019) / Mettre en place des règles pour la contrôle des captures (avant mars 2019)
  • Put in place management for other small pelagic stocks in both zones (by Mar. 2019) / Mettre en place de la gestion pour les autres stocks de petits pélagiques (avant mars 2019)
  • Analyse existing observer data from European pelagic trawlers (finished, May 2017) / Analyse des données existants des chalutiers europeens (réalisé mai 2017)
  • Collect and analyse data on discards and ETP species interactions (finished, May 2017) / Collection et analyse des données sur les rejets et les interactions avec les espèces menacées (réalisé mai 2017)
  • Put in place management for discard / ETP species if required (preliminary analysis suggests not required) / Gestion des rejets / espèces menacées, si besoin (analyse préliminaire suggère que ce n'est pas nécessaire)
  • Improve data availability and transparency (finished, Sept. 2015) / Amelioration de disponibilité et transparence des données (réalisé, septembre 2015)
  • Evaluate key LTL status of sardine (by Dec. 2018) / Evaluation de statue 'key LTL' des sardines (avant décembre 2018)
  • Implement key LTL requirements if necessary (not yet known - if required by Dec. 2019) / Implementation des éxigences 'key LTL' si besoin (pas encore connu - si besoin avant dec. 2019)
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2014
December 2019
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
European Sardine
Scientific Name 
Sardina pilchardus
Gear Type 
Midwater Trawl
Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Morocco
Additional Attributes 
Central and South zones
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
850,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
850,000 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

4% 14% 82%
March 01, 2014
29% 25% 46%
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
A Advanced 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.
Jan 2019
Target End Date
Dec 2019
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Jo Gascoigne
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Jo Gascoigne
Phone 
0044 1348 811748 / 0033 296 255108
Organization Name 
Ministère de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche Maritime
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Omar Kharmaz
Organization Name 
Lovering Foods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Amber Madley
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