Peruvian jumbo flying squid - jig

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Overview

Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of the largest (2.5 metres maximum length and 50 kg maximum weight) and the most abundant cephalopod species of the world. Three intraspecific groups have been identified for Giant or Jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) in the Southeast Pacific, based on size-at-maturity (Nigmatullin et al. 2001), but as no genetic difference has been found between the three proposed sub-unit populations, thus it is still considered to constitute a single stock (Xu et al. 2017). Their abundance and distribution patterns are very sensitive to changes in the environmental conditions and the abundance of its preys. In Peru, the resource is almost exclusively exploited by artisanal fleet who must have a fishing permit to be able to operate in Peruvian waters. The fleet operates with jiggers, a special form of vertical lines mostly used in the fishery for squid. Special squid jiggers (Ripped hooks) are mounted one after the other in a certain distance with a monofilament line. The line weighed down by sinkers can be set up to 200 m depth and is hauled with jerky movements. (http://www.fao.org/fishery/geartype/231/en). The assessment, monitoring and management measures are not well defined and not provide accurate data to address sustainability issues

FIP Description 

Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of the largest (2.5 metres maximum length and 50 kg maximum weight) and the most abundant cephalopod species of the world. Three intraspecific groups have been identified for Giant or Jumbo flying squid (Do

FIP Objective(s) 

Objectives

Workplan Improvement area

Time Bound

1.To improve the availability of accurate data to address sustainability issues focusing in a stock assessment methodology and a fleet-based data gathering system

2 and 3

2017-2020

2. Ensure long-term livelihoods of fishing communities and their sustainability through the regularization of the fleet

  1.  

2017-2021

3. Develop a pre-assessment against MSC standards, set up a public reporting system and design an action plan.

Promote the FIP transition to comprehensive FIP

4 and 5

2017-2019

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
May 2017
May 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Jumbo Squid
Scientific Name 
Dosidicus gigas
Additional Names 
Jumbo flying squid, Humboldt squid, Calamar Gigante de Perú
Gear Type 
Jig
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
SPRFMO
Volume
FIP Volume 
379,500 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
506,000 metric tons
Volume Date 
November 2017
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FIP at a Glance

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May 01, 2017
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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.
May 2019
Target End Date
May 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Fishing and Aquaculture Committee of the National Industry Society
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Darío Alvites
Phone 
(+511) 442 4351 / 442 2460
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