INACTIVE UK Orkney brown crab - pot

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy

Overview

The Orkney Brown Crab fishery completed a 5-year FIP in 2017 and entered the MSC full assessment in 2018. During that assessment, it was noted that the fishery would fall short of the standard by 1 point in Principle 1 with a score of 79. The scores for principles 2 and 3 were above 80.  This is due to the current regulatory framework that the crab and all shellfish species are managed under in Scotland. For us to meet the MSC standard fully it is going to require a change in primary legislation. Due to this, the fishery withdrew from the full assessment process at the client draft report stage.

This continuation of the FIP for Orkney Brown Crab will ensure that we continue to meet the MSC standard for all the performance indicators that we met during the previous FIP and strive to score higher if possible in addition to increasing the scores for the performance indicators that scored under 80. 

Through industry engagement with fishers, processors, merchants, and retailers we hope to build on the work through this FIP to ensure biological, social, and economic sustainability for the fishery. 

FIP Description 

The Orkney Brown Crab fishery completed a 5-year FIP in 2017 and entered the MSC full assessment in 2018. During that assessment, it was noted that the fishery would fall short of the standard by 1 point in Principle 1 with a score of 79.

FIP Objective(s) 

The aim of this continuation of the FIP for Orkney Brown Crab is for the fishery to meet the MSC Fishing Standard by 2027. 

We will do this by improving the MSC indicator scores for Performance Indicators: 

  • 1.2.1 Harvest strategy
  • 1.2.2 Harvest control rules & tools
  • 2.2.2 Secondary species management
  • 3.2.1 Fishery-specific objectives

We will also maintain all the other indicators that currently meet the MSC standard. 

FIP Type 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 2: FIP Launch
Species 
Common Name 
Brown Crab
Scientific Name
Cancer pagurus
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Geographic Scope 
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Orkney Sustainable Fisheries Ltd
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Kate Rydzkowski
Phone 
07527005025
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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