Northern Brazil Caribbean red snapper - pot/trap

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Overview

The Northern Brazil Caribbean red snapper FIP aims to develop and implement a management plan for the fishery/stock based on defining clear objectives for management. Work will be done to define a stock assessment method and to verify the current status of the stock in relation to reference points. A strategy will be defined to monitor the stock and a mechanism of feed-back that allows decision-makers to rapidly change fishing intensity when adverse situations are identified.

New Management Strategy Evaluation method were used showing that if Caribbean Red Snapper stock is harvested under 4,500 T/yr level it will have a 75% probability of maintaining itself sustainable and 82% probability to not promote overfishing. As there are a strong correlation between landings and exports to US (90-95% of local harvest goes to this market) and NMFS data shows US imports 4863 T in 2016; 3997 T in 2017; 4148 T in 2018, 3998 T in 2019 and 3880 T in 2020, is likely that the 4,500 T/yr quota is possible to be implemented

FIP Description 

The Northern Brazil Caribbean red snapper FIP aims to develop and implement a management plan for the fishery/stock based on defining clear objectives for management.

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective of this FIP is to enter MSC full assessment by mid-end 2022.

 

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
April 2014
December 2022
Update 
Stakeholders plan was to submit the fisheries to a MSC full assessment in the end of 2020, and, if the fisheries wasn't ready (that was the case) at least submit the fishery to the Three Year audit. Covid 19 Pandemic makes very difficult to run in person 3rd party audits and assessments and this is why the audit needs to be postponed, as the Projected End FIP Date.
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Next Progress Report Due 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Species 
Common Name 
Red Snapper
Scientific Name
Lutjanus purpureus
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Brazil
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
2,385 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
3,825 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

11% 29% 61%
April 01, 2014
57% 14% 29%
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.
Jun 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2022
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
IABS - Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento e Sustentabilidade
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Alejandro Munoz
Phone 
+ 55 61 3364.6005
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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