Northern Brazil Caribbean red snapper - hook & line and 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.

The FIP is also working to identify the existence of one or more snapper stocks on the North and Northeast coasts.

A study which will conclude with a technical report identifying and characterizing the types of substrates as well as the structure of the benthic ecosystem and demersal fishing in Snapper areas and their level of susceptibility to fishing traps is another goal of this FIP hopes to achieve.

In addition, the FIP aims to develop and implement a clear strategy to force the government management and monitoring system to adopt effective measures, set procedures and modify those approaches that do not currently represent the best practices, and also to ensure that management plan designed by the FIP stakeholders will be discussed and adopted by the fisheries management committee (CPG).

 

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 2018.

 

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
April, 2014
December, 2018
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Red Snapper
Scientific Name 
Lutjanus purpureus
Additional Names 
Pargo
Gear Type 
Hook & Line
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Brazil
Volume
FIP Volume 
1,621 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
3,559 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

37% 15% 48%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
96%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
40% 60% 0% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
25% 75% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
B - Good Progress

FIP Leads

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