INACTIVE Peru South Pacific Ocean swordfish - longline

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Reason for Inactivity 
Missed two consecutive reports

Note: This FIP went inactive on March 31, 2020.

Confremar LLC USA is hosting a fishery improvement project for Pacific swordfish landed in Peru by two Spanish flagged longline vessels.  The product is frozen onboard.  The goal of the FIP is to help the fishery achieve certification by the Marine Stewardship Council with stepwise program improvements launched by Confremar.  Launched on August 21, 2017, the first actions in the FIP were for improved reporting of catch and effort reporting and support of conservation and management measures for incidental shark catches, beginning with support for a unified CMM.  In the first quarter of 2018 the FIP focused on shark survival after release from the gear and return to the ocean.  Then FIP priorities expanded in 2019 to include seabirds and turtles due to the adoption of two new conservation and management measures at the 15th regular WCPFC session (December 2018) for mitigating fishing impacts to seabirds (2018-03) and turtles (2018-04) as well as the failure to adopt a unified CMM for sharks.  Implementation of the specific gear and other mitigative steps in 2018-03 and 2018-04 is a new priority for the FIP.

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on March 31, 2020.

FIP Objective(s) 

Objective 1: Improve the provision of catch and effort data to the WCPFC, by 2022.

Objective 2: Improve the fishery's impacts on sharks, turtles and seabirds by 2022.

Objective 3: Close remaining gaps to 80 for 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2.

The goal of the FIP is to improve its performance against the MSC standard by 2022 across Principles 1, 2 and 3.

 

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Species 
Common Name 
Swordfish
Scientific Name 
Xiphias gladius
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Country Flag of Vessel 
Spain
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Confremar
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Eddie Corvalan
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