In the last decade, the mahi-mahi annual catch has been around 11,000 metric tons in Taiwan. During the fishing season, one fishing vessel can catch more than one thousand kilograms of mahi-mahi a day. For local fishermen, mahi-mahi is a very important economic resource that ensures their livelihood. In order to conserve this important fish resource, the Hsin-Kang Fishermen Association, which is made up of stakeholders such as service wholesalers, processing plants, fish traders, and local fishermen have jointly initiated the Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi FIP. Since the FIP has commenced, three additional associations - the Su-Ao Fishermen Association and the Tung-Kang Fishermen Association, all of which also have mahi-mahi fisheries - have joined the Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi FIP. They have agreed to comply with the Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi FIP's requirements.
In the last decade, the mahi-mahi annual catch has been around 11,000 metric tons in Taiwan. During the fishing season, one fishing vessel can catch more than one thousand kilograms of mahi-mahi a day.
To ensure the sustainable operation of this fishery, the goal of the Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi FIP is to move the fishery in a step-wise approach towards Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by 2025.
FIP at a Glance
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