Panama Northern nylon shrimp - bottom trawl

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Overview

The fishery being assessed is the Panama Northern nylon shrimp – bottom trawl (Marpesca) fishery. The fishery is targeting Northern nylon shrimp (Heterocarpus vicarius) using Panamanian bottom trawlers operating in mid to deep water (surface level-to-200 m) exclusively within the Panamanian Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). These vessels use nets with a mesh size of 4-8cm and generally fish for five days per trip, frequently unloading at shore. The fishery is regionally managed by the Aquatic Resources Authority Panama (ARAP).

FIP Description 

The fishery being assessed is the Panama Northern nylon shrimp – bottom trawl (Marpesca) fishery.

FIP Objective(s) 

Sustainable Fish Stocks: To ensure the catches of shrimp and other primary species across the Panama EEZ do not exceed sustainable levels by 2027.

Minimizing Environmental Impacts: To support the implementation of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management by 2027.

Effective Management: To strengthen governance systems in Panama, regional governing bodies (ARAP), and the fishery by 2027.

Be in place to enter MSC full assessment in 2027.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2022
March 2027
Species 
Common Name 
Northern Shrimp
Scientific Name
Heterocarpus vicarius
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Panama
Geographic Scope 
Entire EEZ
Country Flag of Vessel 
Panama
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
167 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
250 metric tons
Landings Date 
February 2022
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FIP at a Glance

68% 25% 7%
March 01, 2022
68% 25% 7%
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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Target End Date
Mar 2027

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Key Traceability
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Emily Wardrop
Phone 
+447907077608
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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