Taiwan Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi - longline

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Overview

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.

FIP Description 

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.

FIP Objective(s) 

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 2020.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
June 2015
June 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Mahi-mahi
Scientific Name 
Coryphaena hippurus
Additional Names 
dolphinfish,dorado
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Taiwan
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
2,600 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

18% 29% 54%
June 01, 2015
29% 29% 43%
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
B Good 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.
Jul 2019
Target End Date
Jun 2020

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Overseas Fisheries Development Council of the Republic of China
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Hui-shan Ma
Phone 
886-2-2368-0889 ext.144
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