Northwestern Atlantic Ocean Grand Banks yellowtail flounder - trawl

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Overview

The USA trawl fishery for Yellowtail Flounder (NAFO 3LNO) off the Grand Banks in the Atlantic Ocean is hosted by the Pier Fish Company of New Bedford and Tremont Fisheries LLC of Lakeville, Massachusetts. Tremont Fisheries LLC owns and operates the sole vessel in the fishery, the Tremont.

The fishery occurs on the same grounds as other Contracting Parties to the Northwest Atlantic Fishery Organization (NAFO).  It is managed by NAFO with additional fishing rules by the USA as the Flag and Port State, and with some joint provisions with Canada. Only ecosystem impacts scores below 80 at this time.

FIP Description 

The USA trawl fishery for Yellowtail Flounder (NAFO 3LNO) off the Grand Banks in the Atlantic Ocean is hosted by the Pier Fish Company of New Bedford and Tremont Fisheries LLC of Lakeville, Massachusetts.

FIP Objective(s) 

By December 2022 the FIP intends to have achieved the following objective:

Design ongoing monitoring requirements to ensure changes in ecosystem balance over time are captured and to ensure that any mitigation measures implemented are achieving their objectives.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2021
December 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Yellowtail Flounder
Scientific Name
Limanda ferruginea
Gear Type 
Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Geographic Scope 
The Grand Banks
Country 
Canada
Geographic Scope 
The Grand Banks
Country Flag of Vessel 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
NAFO
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
415 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
415 metric tons
Landings Date 
November 2021
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FIP at a Glance

4% 96%
November 01, 2021
4% 96%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

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(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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  • 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 2022
Target End Date
Dec 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Pier Fish
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Scott Bode
Organization Name 
The Sustainability Incubator
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Alexander Ford
Organization Name 
Tremont Fisheries
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Micheal Walsh
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.
17342