Shantou-Taiwan shortarm octopus - jig

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Overview

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 

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
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2019
March 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Species 
Common Name 
Octopus
Scientific Name 
Octopus ocellatus
Additional Names 
shortarm octopus
Gear Type 
Jig
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
China
Geographic Scope 
Guangdong & Fujian Province
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
800 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
10,000 metric tons
Volume Date 
February 2019
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FIP at a Glance

54% 18% 29%
March 01, 2019
57% 14% 29%
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.
Mar 2020
Target End Date
Mar 2020

FIP Leads

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