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.
Pre assessment addressed the pot/trap gear fleet but recent sudies showed that the hook and line fleet is even more important and likely to be easier to certify (pot/traps can have impact in recent discovered coral reefs in Amazon River Basin and still presents higher ghost fishing chance). A CAB will be hired in 2019 to run a in person audit of activity results and performance and also to advise stakeholders how to address all this new subjects and to build up a workplan with the best track for certification.
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.
The objective of this FIP is to enter MSC full assessment by mid-end 2019.
FIP at a Glance