Peru mahi-mahi - longline (Confremar)

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Overview

Mahi-mahi is a favorite for consumers due to its firm texture and mild taste.  This FIP is an investment in the artisanal longline fishery in Peru, which fishes the offshore population stock in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.  Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus, also known as Dorado and Perico) is a migratory and rapidly reproducing fish species found throughout the warmer waters of the world's oceans and around the 23°C isotherm in waters.  The stock is managed by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) and the Peru fleet is governed by federal fishery rules, which includes a minimum landing size.  Using the MSC standard as a guide, the FIP will encourage robust catch reporting and more sustainable fishing practices.

Mahi-mahi is a favorite for consumers due to its firm texture and mild taste.  This FIP is an investment in the artisanal longline fishery in Peru, which fishes the offshore population stock in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

FIP Objective(s) 

The objective is to promote sound management of Peru mahi-mahi (Dorado, Perico) in the offshore longline artisanal fishing fleet by aligning the fishery with the Marine Stewardship Council standard for sustainable fisheries (with direct support from the export supply chain) by 2020.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
October, 2016
December, 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Mahi-mahi
Scientific Name 
Coryphaena hippurus
Additional Names 
Dorado, Perico
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
Volume
FIP Volume 
5,500 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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October 01, 2016
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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
C Some Recent 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 2018
Target End Date
Dec 2020
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Confremar Group
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Eddie Corvalan
Organization Name 
Sustainability Incubator
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Katrina Nakamura
Organization Name 
Pier Fish
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Scott Bode
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