PROSPECTIVE Belize spiny lobster - free-diving and casitas

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What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

The Belize casita and free-diving (hook stick) lobster Prospective FIP seeks to generate environmental, economic, and social benefits by engaging national and international stakeholders in an expanded approach to fishery improvement that results in measurable change by 2024. To achieve this goal, the FIP aims to meet the following objectives:  (1) To test the integration of a FIP with a new approach called the Fishery Development Model (FDM), which takes a wider system lens to solve for sustainability. Fisheries, as hugely complex systems, require integrated solutions across multiple dimensions of the system, including economic, social, and environmental components. By October 2019, the FIP will have a combined FIP+FDM workplan, which will span across a minimum of 3-5 years. (2) To coordinate  national and international stakeholders of the Belizean lobster fishery to agree to collabortively work on improvement across 5 streams of work, namely Data (FIP and FDM, including environmental performance indicators traditionally part of a FIP); Value Chain Alignment (FDM); Governance (FIP and FDM, including management and policy performance indicators traditionally part of a FIP); Deal Structure (FDM); and Livelihoods (FDM) by July 2019; (3) To post the FIP on fisheryprogress as a comprehensive FIP, having completed an MSC pre-assessment and scoping document by an approved accessor, by September 2019; (4) To develop a blended finance approach to fund the FIP beginning in Q1 of 2020; (5) Expand electronic data capture and sharing to create robust, data-rich fishery to support management and investment needs beginning in 2020; and (6) To create measurable change within all 5 streams of work, according to the combined FDM+FIP workplan, by 2024.

FIP Description 

The Belize casita and free-diving (hook stick) lobster Prospective FIP seeks to generate environmental, economic, and social benefits by engaging national and international stakeholders in an expanded approach to fishery improvement that results i

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 1: FIP Development
Species 
Common Name 
Spiny Lobster (Caribbean)
Scientific Name 
Panulirus argus
Gear Type 
Casita/Condominium
Diver-Harvest
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Belize
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Future of Fish
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Momo Kochen
Phone 
353830372486
Organization Name 
The Nature Conservancy
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Julie Robinson
Organization Name 
National Fisher's Cooperative
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Elmer Rodriguez
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Expiration Date 
November 2019