Tokyo Bay sea perch - purse seine

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Overview

Tokyo Bay is one of the leading fishing regions in Japan for Japanese sea perch (Lateolabrax japonicus), a historically and culturally important fish used for edomae sushi. This style of sushi was created during the late Edo-period (late 19th century) and influenced the nigiri sushi that is common today.

The fishery, which operates year-round, has its peak season during the summer. A lack of maximum sustainable yield (MSY) based stock assessments and precautionary science-based fishery management strategies risks stock depletion. The Tokyo Bay Sea Perch FIP will increase the scientific understanding of the fishery, improve fishery management practices, work to maintain overall sea perch stock abundance in Tokyo Bay, and distinguish the sea perch fishery in the growing sustainable seafood marketplace.

Tokyo Bay is one of the leading fishing regions in Japan for Japanese sea perch (Lateolabrax japonicus), a historically and culturally important fish used for edomae sushi.

FIP Objective(s) 

Improve sea perch fish management and ensure stock abundance by 2020.

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
November, 2016
December, 2017
Species 
Common Name 
White Perch
Scientific Name 
Lateolabrax japonicus
Additional Names 
Japanese Seabass, Japanese Sea Perch
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Japan
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Volume
FIP Volume 
279 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

35% 54% 12%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
96%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
0%
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
100% 0% 0% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
100% 0% 0% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Ocean Outcomes
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Shunji Murakami