Russia West Bering Sea pollock - midwater trawl

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Overview

The FIP is led by Pollock Catchers Association which represents 26 Russian fishing companies which harvest Alaska (Walleye) Pollock in the West Bering Sea Zone. Self-analysis made with OSMI Rapid Assessment Tool has revealed some areas where certain improvements may be needed to achieve an unconditional pass. To address that, the Pollock Catchers Association has designed a 3 year workplan that specifies specific actions aimed at making or initiating improvements. Improvements include collecting additional information about fishery's impact on certain elements of the ecosystem and preparation scientific information on MSC performance indicators needed for the asessement. Improvement actions were initiated in May 2019.

FIP Description 

The FIP is led by Pollock Catchers Association which represents 26 Russian fishing companies which harvest Alaska (Walleye) Pollock in the West Bering Sea Zone. Self-analysis made with OSMI Rapid Assessment Tool has revealed some areas where certa

FIP Objective(s) 

The Russia West Bering Sea pollock - midwater trawl FIP has a goal to enter MSC full assessment by Sept 2024 in order to acheieve MSC certification.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Start and Projected End Dates
September 2019
September 2024
Next Progress Report Due 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Alaska Pollock
Scientific Name 
Theragra chalcogramma
Additional Names 
Gadus chalcogrammus
Gear Type 
Midwater Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Russian Federation (the)
Geographic Scope 
West Bering Sea Zone (to the east from 174')
Country Flag of Vessel 
Russian Federation (the)
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
192,000 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
387,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2018
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FIP at a Glance

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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
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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.
Sep 2020
Target End Date
Sep 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Pollock Catchers Association
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Alexey Buglak
Email 
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