Inactive FIP Directory

FIP Namesort descending Reason for Inactivity Explanation (Other)
INACTIVE Adriatic Sea European sardine - purse seine
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Atlantic Ocean tuna - longline (StarKist)
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Barents Sea king crab - pot/trap (Keyport LLC)
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Barents Sea snow crab - pot/trap (Odyssey Enterprises)
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Brazil South Atlantic swordfish - longline
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Canada American plaice (3LNO) - trawl
  • Three years without environmental progress
INACTIVE Canada Lake Erie rainbow smelt - trawl
  • Other
The Lake Erie Rainbow Smelt fishery is voluntarily inactivating its FIP until the MSC has completed its review of forage related sections in the Fisheries Standard.
INACTIVE Canada redfish (Unit 3) - trawl
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Chile Patagonian red octopus - hookah
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Chile stone crab - trap
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
INACTIVE China crayfish - pot/trap
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
INACTIVE Costa Rica large pelagics - longline and green stick
  • Lack of funding
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
The FIP needs time to fundraise and plan for meeting HRSR policy requirements. There's also a lack of information for PI progress.
INACTIVE East China Sea and Yellow Sea Japanese flying squid - trawl
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
Major changes in the nature of the fishery have led to the need for re-assessing the scope of improvements and work plan actions.
INACTIVE Eastern Pacific Ocean skipjack and bigeye tuna - purse seine (AGAC)
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Transmarina)
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
The vessels that were part of this FIP are no longer dedicated to tuna and instead are targeting only swordfish.
INACTIVE Gambia sole - bottom set gillnet
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Hawaii bigeye tuna and swordfish – longline
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE India Palk Bay flower shrimp - trawl
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE India threadfin bream - trawl
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Indian Ocean yellowfin & bigeye tuna – purse seine (AGAC)
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Indonesia Aru and Arafura demersal fish - longline
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Indonesia Indian Ocean tuna - longline
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Indonesia Jepara blue swimming crab - bottom gillnet
  • Lack of stakeholder support
INACTIVE Indonesia Makassar Strait snapper and grouper - longline and dropline
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Indonesia Maros blue swimming crab - trap
  • Lack of stakeholder support
INACTIVE Indonesia North Java Sea snapper and grouper - handline and dropline
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Indonesia Western and Central Pacific Ocean yellowfin tuna - handline (IPNLF)
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Japan albacore tuna - longline
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Japan Hiroshima Pacific oyster - rope grown
  • Other
FIP withdrew from the MSC certification process and confirmed it did not plan to reactivate.
INACTIVE Japan Tokyo Bay sea perch - purse seine
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
  • Lack of funding
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Japan Tomamae giant Pacific octopus - barrel flowing
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Lower Mekong Delta Kien Giang multispecies - trawl
  • Lack of stakeholder support
INACTIVE Mexico Bahia de Los Angeles octopus - trap/diver-caught/hand gathered
  • Other
Justification: Lack of appropriate conditions to work on-site. Justificación: falta de condiciones adecuadas en el sitio
INACTIVE Mexico Campeche blue crab - pot/trap & ring nets
  • Missed two consecutive reports
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Mexico Gulf of California Cortez geoduck - hookah
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
The strategic decision was made to put the FIP on hold to wait for better governance conditions that allow the FIP to solve the fishery's challenges.
INACTIVE Mexico Gulf of California jumbo squid - jig
  • Other
This FIP has been paused until this fishery resumes and improvements can continue to be implemented. See description for details.
INACTIVE Mexico Gulf of California small scale blue shrimp - drift net/cast net/bottom trawl
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
FIP has completed workplan actions but has not achieved overall objectives. FIP is developing a new workplan with plans to reactivate in summer 2022.
INACTIVE Mexico La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve artisanal snook and snapper - handline
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Mexico North Sinaloa artisanal blue and brown shrimp - gillnet and bottom trawl
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Mexico Pacific Ocean shrimp - bottom trawl
  • Other
FIP fell out of MSC certification process and has not confirmed it plans to reactivate.
INACTIVE Mexico Puerto Libertad clams - hookah
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Mexico Quintana Roo spiny lobster – casitas/hand-harvest
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
INACTIVE Mexico South Sonora artisanal blue shrimp - gillnet
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Mexico Western Baja California Sur swimming crab - pot/trap
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Morocco sardine - pelagic trawl and seine / Maroc sardine - chalut pélagique et senne
  • Other
FIP did not enter full assessment process and did not meet reporting requirements to be moved back to Active.
INACTIVE New England ocean perch - hook and line/otter trawl
  • Other
FisheryProgress could not reach the FIP leads in order to demonstrate they are included in the MSC certificate for this fishery.
INACTIVE New England silver hake - trawl
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE North Pacific blue shark and swordfish - longline
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Northeast Atlantic Ocean mackerel and herring - hook & line, trawl, and purse seine
  • Other
Reporting elsewhere
INACTIVE Northwestern Atlantic Ocean Grand Banks yellowtail flounder - trawl
  • Other
FIP was comprised of a single vessel that sank in fall 2022.
INACTIVE Pacific Ocean tropical tuna - purse seine (US Pacific Tuna Group)
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Liancheng)
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Sky Vision)
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Panama shrimp - bottom trawl
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Peru hake - industrial bottom trawl
  • Missed two consecutive reports
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
INACTIVE Peru mahi-mahi - longline (Confremar)
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Peru South Pacific Ocean swordfish - longline
  • Missed two consecutive reports
INACTIVE Philippines blue swimming crab - pot (Saravia Blue Crab)
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Philippines yellowfin tuna - handline
  • At FIP's request
INACTIVE Russia Amur River/Sakhalin Gulf salmon - trap net/beach seine/weir/gillnet
  • Lack of funding
INACTIVE Russia Northern Sakhalin salmon- trap/net
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
FIP has been closed due to business reasons, including financial difficulties.
INACTIVE Shantou-Taiwan Chinese common squid and short arm octopus - jig/trawl
  • Three years without environmental progress
INACTIVE Shantou-Taiwan shortarm octopus - jig
  • Merged with another FIP
INACTIVE Southern Brazil monkfish - gillnet
  • Other
Lack of (adequate) customers to sell the product.
INACTIVE Sri Lanka tuna and swordfish - longline
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Thailand longtail tuna - purse seine
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
INACTIVE UK brown crab and European lobster - pot/trap
  • Other
Timeline of FIP concluded. See 'Description' below for more details.
INACTIVE UK European plaice & lemon sole - seine/trawl
  • Other
Timeline of FIP concluded. See 'Description' below for more details.
INACTIVE UK North Sea cod and whiting - seine & trawl
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE UK Norway lobster - bottom trawl and creel
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE UK Orkney brown crab - pot
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE US Jonah crab- pot/trap
  • Lack of funding
INACTIVE US North Carolina blue crab - pot/trap
  • Failed to meet social responsibility policy
INACTIVE Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Hangton)
  • At FIP's request
  • Other
Many vessels within the FIP are now inactive or part of another FIP. Additionally, FIP has experienced its worst fishing season in two decades.
INACTIVE Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Thai Union)
  • At FIP's request