INACTIVE Shantou-Taiwan shortarm octopus - jig

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Reason for Inactivity 
This FIP merged with the Shantou-Taiwan Chinese common squid - jigging/single trawl FIP

Note: This FIP went inactive on May 13, 2020.

The FIP was launched in February 2018 by Beaver Street Fisheries and Shantou Haimao Foods Co. Ltd. Planned and implemented by China Blue.

The FIP aims to strengthen the cooperation between upstream and downstream of the industry chain in fishery resource information collection and sharing, with the intention of experimenting with the measures of spawning ground protection among the FIP participants, and ultimately establishing a regional co-management model around the Shantou-Taiwan bank fishing ground for octopus fishery resources to enhance local industry and government capacity to achieve sustainable development. 

Basic Information:

1- Target Stock: the shortarm octopus (Octopus Ocellatusfishery within the eastern Guangdong (Shantou) - Taiwan Bank Fishing Ground  (21°50'- 23°30'N, 116 °00'-119°30'E)

2- Fishing gear: jigging

3- Fleet involved: around 1000 small to medium scale fishing vessels harbored in Nan'ao Island, Shantou, Guangdong

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on May 13, 2020.

The FIP was launched in February 2018 by Beaver Street Fisheries and Shantou Haimao Foods Co. Ltd. Planned and implemented by China Blue.

FIP Objective(s) 

By March 2020, this hopes to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To better understand the octopus fishing dynamics and its impacts on the ecosystem while experimenting a traceability system jointly with all stakeholders including local government, research institute, industry, fisher and NGO. 
  2. To strengthen the knowledge of the reproduction and stock status of the shortarm octopus by investigating the spawning ground and studying potential measures to protect the spawning ground.
FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Species 
Common Name 
Octopus
Scientific Name 
Octopus ocellatus
Additional Names 
shortarm octopus
Gear Type 
Jig
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
China
Geographic Scope 
Guangdong & Fujian Province
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
China Blue Sustainability Institute
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Han Han
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