Pot/Trap

Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

Research completed by the National Fishery Institute in the late 1970s identified a potentially harvestable stock of Red Crab (Chaceon notialis) in Uruguay. Following that, assessments conducted in the middle 1980s within the Uruguayan EEZ estimated a harvestable biomass of nearly 22,000 tons, corresponding to one of the highest biomass levels of geryonid stocks known in the whole global ocean. By 1993 a red crab fishery emerged in the Uruguayan EEZ. A management plan was established in May 2005, based mostly on the biomass dynamics of the stock, including a total allowable catch (TAC).

The limited-entry fishery is executed by two factory vessels in the northern area of the Uruguayan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), with the catch processed onboard. The catch is processed to produce body-part products known as ‘clusters’ that collectively represent about 64% of crab live weight.

The fishery is executed using baited traps along longlines spaced about 27-30 meters apart. The fishery has historically used traditional wooden traps with slat spacing that allows small crabs to escape. However, the vessel operating in the southern zone has used metal frame traps with stretched-mesh size of 100 m, the vessel operating in the northern zone has always used the traditional wooden traps.

The fishery operates throughout the year, although there has been considerable variation in the seasonal distribution of fishing effort by each vessel. There has also been considerable annual variation in the distribution of fishing effort by depth and latitude.

The fishery operates under permits issued to each vessel. Annual vessel permits specify a catch allocation that represents the vessel’s share of the total allowable catch (TAC). Each vessel is also limited to 200 fishing days each year. Other fishery regulations are also specified in permits including prohibition to retain females, a minimum legal size of 95 mm CW and a minimum mesh size of 100 mm in conical traps. In 2007 the lat spacing of wooden traps was increased to allow a greater escape of smaller crabs and reduce the percent discarded.

Since 2007 there are also depth restrictions, designed to protect ovigerous females at shallowest depths in northern waters and to protect pre-recruits at greatest depths. Also, the fishery is closed during July-December below 600 m depth, to protect migrating males and females during the winter-spring mating season. Vessels are also required to maintain a vessel monitoring system (VMS) and to comply with requirements to carry observers. 

Landings (converted to live weight) increased from 184 t in 1993 to 4100 t in 2000, decreasing to 1600 t in 2001 and 2002 due to decreased foreign demand, which increased again from 2003 onwards. Landings declined from 2003 to about 300 t in 2015 and there was no fishery in 2016. Landings in recent years have ranged 670-1000 t during 2017-2019.

Recently there was an important change in the fishery, as the fishing permits were acquired by a new company that has chosen to promote the activity through improvements aimed at sustainable management. In this sense, during 2019 it was decided to move towards an MSC certification process. The results of this process evidenced the need for various improvements in the stock assessment process, monitoring, and harvest control rules. In addition, the survey and analysis of the species associated with the fishery, the environment and the ecosystem must be improved, and it needs improvement in the management and participation processes

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La investigación completada por el Instituto Nacional de Pesca a fines de la década de 1970 identificó una población potencialmente cosechable de cangrejo rojo (Chaceon notialis) en Uruguay. Después de eso, las evaluaciones realizadas a mediados de la década de 1980 dentro de la ZEE uruguaya estimaron una biomasa cosechable de casi 22.000 toneladas, correspondiente a uno de los niveles más altos de biomasa de poblaciones de geriónidos conocidos en todo el océano global. En 1993 surgió una pesquería de cangrejo rojo en la ZEE uruguaya. En mayo de 2005 se estableció un plan de gestión basado principalmente en la dinámica de la biomasa de la población, incluido un total admisible de capturas (TAC).

La pesquería de entrada limitada es ejecutada por dos buques factoría en la zona norte de la Zona Económica Exclusiva (ZEE) del Uruguay, con la captura procesada a bordo. La captura se procesa para producir productos de partes del cuerpo conocidos como "racimos" que en conjunto representan alrededor del 64% del peso vivo del cangrejo.

La pesquería se ejecuta utilizando trampas de cebo a lo largo de palangres espaciados a unos 27-30 metros de distancia. La pesquería ha utilizado históricamente trampas de madera tradicionales con espaciamiento de listones que permite que los cangrejos pequeños escapen. Sin embargo, el buque que opera en la zona sur ha utilizado trampas de estructura metálica con un tamaño de malla estirada de 100 m, el buque que opera en la zona norte siempre ha utilizado las tradicionales trampas de madera.

La pesquería opera durante todo el año, aunque ha habido una variación considerable en la distribución estacional del esfuerzo pesquero por cada buque. También ha habido una variación anual considerable en la distribución del esfuerzo pesquero por profundidad y latitud.

La pesquería opera bajo permisos emitidos a cada buque. Los permisos anuales de los buques especifican una asignación de capturas que representa la participación del buque en el total admisible de capturas (TAC). Cada buque también está limitado a 200 días de pesca cada año. Otros reglamentos de pesca también se especifican en los permisos, incluida la prohibición de retener hembras, una talla mínima legal de 95 mm a ras de la mujer y una dimensión mínima de malla de 100 mm en trampas cónicas. En 2007 se aumentó el espacio lat de las trampas de madera para permitir un mayor escape de cangrejos más pequeños y reducir el porcentaje de descartes.

Desde 2007 también hay restricciones de profundidad, diseñadas para proteger a las hembras ovígeras en las profundidades más superficiales en las aguas del norte y para proteger a los pre-reclutas a las mayores profundidades. Además, la pesquería está cerrada durante julio-diciembre por debajo de los 600 m de profundidad, para proteger a los machos y hembras que migran durante la temporada de apareamiento invierno-primavera. Los buques también están obligados a mantener un sistema de vigilancia de buques (VMS) y a cumplir con los requisitos para transportar observadores.

Los desembarques (convertidos en peso vivo) aumentaron de 184 t en 1993 a 4100 t en 2000, disminuyendo a 1600 t en 2001 y 2002 debido a la disminución de la demanda externa, que volvió a aumentar a partir de 2003. Los desembarques disminuyeron de 2003 a unas 300 t en 2015 y no hubo pesca en 2016. Los desembarques en los últimos años han oscilado entre 670 y 1000 t durante 2017-2019.

Recientemente se produjo un cambio importante en la pesquería, ya que los permisos de pesca fueron adquiridos por una nueva empresa que ha optado por impulsar la actividad a través de mejoras dirigidas a la gestión sostenible. En este sentido, durante 2019 se decidió avanzar hacia un proceso de certificación MSC. Los resultados de este proceso evidenciaron la necesidad de varias mejoras en el proceso de evaluación de las poblaciones, el monitoreo y las reglas de control de cosechas. Además, se debe mejorar el estudio y análisis de las especies asociadas a la pesca, el medio ambiente y el ecosistema, y es necesario mejorar los procesos de gestión y participación.

Research completed by the National Fishery Institute in the late 1970s identified a potentially harvestable stock of Red Crab (Chaceon notialis) in Uruguay. Following that, assessments conducted in the middle 1980s within the Uruguayan EEZ estimated a harvestable biomass of nearly 22,000 tons, corresponding to one of the highest biomass levels of geryonid stocks known in the whole global ocean. By 1993 a red crab fishery emerged in the Uruguayan EEZ. A management plan was established in May 2005, based mostly on the biomass dynamics of the stock, including a total allowable catch (TAC).

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Cooke Uruguay
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Santiago Diaz
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16329

Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

The companies Beaver Street Fisheries and Royal Greenland have decided to team up with CeDePesca to develop Fishery Improvement Projects for king crab (Lithodes santolla) in Regions X and XII in Chile, with the aim of attaining a certifiable status against the MSC standard.

King crab is exploited by the artisanal fleet in Chilean Region X (Los Lagos) and Region XII (Magallanes y Antártica Chilena), using traps as fishing gear.  Traps are set at a depth of between 25 and 250m for approximately 48 hours.  Fishing regulations for king crab are based on size, sex, and season: The minimum legal size is set at 12cm shell size, females are not to be landed, and a seasonal closure has been set between 1 December of a given year to 30 June of the next year -- although variations can be put in place depending on the evolution of the reproductive process.  On the other hand, given the distance between fishing areas, the management system in Chile assumes that there are two separate stocks in Regions X and XII, and consequently the Undersecretariat for Fisheries (SUBPESCA) has set up separate Management Committees for each region.

In order to complete the prospective stages of a FIP process, CeDePesca will conduct preliminary assessments of the performance of the fisheries against the MSC standard, and design workplan proposals for comprehensive FIPs, among other relevant tasks.

The companies Beaver Street Fisheries and Royal Greenland have decided to team up with CeDePesca to develop Fishery Improvement Projects for king crab (Lithodes santolla) in Regions X and XII in Chile, with the aim of attaining a certifiable status against the MSC standard.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Beaver Street Fisheries
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Casey Marion
Organization Name 
Royal Greenland
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Lisbeth Due Schöenemann-Paul
Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Gabriela Mc Lean
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15989
Expiration Date 
July 2022

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. 

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.

FIP at a Glance

14% 86%
July 01, 2021
14% 86%
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
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Feb 2022
Target End Date
Jul 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Orkney Sustainable Fisheries Ltd
Organization Type 
Other
Primary Contact 
Kate Rydzkowski
Phone 
07527005025
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15659

Overview

The white shrimp fishery in Central Java has been engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects since 2017 in collaboration with WWF-Indonesia under the Seafood Savers program. The program is also supported by Diponegoro University (UNDIP) as an academic entity, PUSRISKAN as the scientific authority, and other related stakeholders in the area.

The fishery is located in the Wedung area, Demak, in the Central Java of Indonesia, and part of FMA 712. Fishers in the supply chain use two methods to catch the white shrimp, trammel nets and traps. The fishing areas are next to the village and within 10 miles from the shore.

PT. Cassanatama also encouraged its suppliers to implement responsible and sustainable fishing practices and has written agreements with those suppliers as the proof of their commitments.

The white shrimp fishery in Central Java has been engaged in Fishery Improvement Projects since 2017 in collaboration with WWF-Indonesia under the Seafood Savers program. The program is also supported by Diponegoro University (UNDIP) as an academic entity, PUSRISKAN as the scientific authority, and other related stakeholders in the area.

FIP at a Glance

50% 36% 11% 4%
May 01, 2021
50% 36% 11% 4%
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
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Actions Complete

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Jan 2022
Target End Date
Apr 2026

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
PT. Cassanatama Naturindo
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Kandiyas
Phone 
082241004148
Organization Name 
Independent Consultant
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Heri
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15427

Overview

This Comprehensive FIP is led by New Brunswick and Quebec Seafood Processors and Fishermen Associations who are actively involved in pilot and sea trial of new and emerging technologies for the reduction of entanglement of right whales in snow crab fishing gear in cfa 12 and surrounding areas. The North Atlantic right whale (NARW)‘s population has been declining since 2010. NARW mortalities can be caused by ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear, especially in fixed gear such as pots. Since 2015, a higher number of NARW are migrating to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to feed during the summer and fall. Therefore, areas that traditionally posed no or little risk to NARW now must be considered as possible NARW habitat. This FIP will cover improvements to endangered, threatened, and protected (ETP) species impacts in the Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery to mitigate the risk to NARW and other ETP species, while maintaining a sustainable Canadian seafood industry. This FIP intends to cover all ETP species indicators in the MSC criteria (2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3).

Chionoecetes opilio CANADA | Gulf of St. Lawrence | Pot /Trap Gear

This Comprehensive FIP is led by New Brunswick and Quebec Seafood Processors and Fishermen Associations who are actively involved in pilot and sea trial of new and emerging technologies for the reduction of entanglement of right whales in snow crab fishing gear in cfa 12 and surrounding areas. The North Atlantic right whale (NARW)‘s population has been declining since 2010. NARW mortalities can be caused by ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear, especially in fixed gear such as pots. Since 2015, a higher number of NARW are migrating to the Gulf of St.

FIP at a Glance

7% 93%
January 01, 2020
7% 93%
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
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Actions Complete

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Dec 2021
Target End Date
Dec 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
MKM GLOBAL
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Katherine Morissette
Phone 
5147011303
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.
15389

Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

Perupez, Sakana del Peru and Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving MSC certifiable status for the
common eel (Ophichthus remiger) fishery between the regions from Tumbes to Piura. This FIP has also received the
support of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.

Fishing area: FAO 87 (Pacific, Southeast) Peru North. In Peru is distributed from 3º21´S to 12º´S, with
higher concentrations from the extreme north of the maritime domain of Peru and 07°00´ S.The fishing
áreas of the eel fleet are located in Tumbes (from Zorritos to the south of Punta Sal) and Piura (to the
north and south of Talara and from Paita to the south of Parachique), with extractive activity centered in
the province of Sechura-Piura region. However, the possibility of catching the resource from the fishing
permit, according to the Eel Regulation Ordinance Fishing, is not limited to this area, but encompasses
the entire Peruvian maritime area.
Fishing fleet: The fleet dedicated to the capture of eel is composed of 18 fishing boats ranging in length from 5.18 meters to 16.72 meters. The fleet dedicated to the extraction of the eel resource is
made up of fishing boats equipped with starboard fishing maneuvers (fiberglass: constructed in Japanese
shipyards and wooden). Every vessel has electroacoustics equipment, an echosounder, a VHF radio transmitter-receiver,
as well as a magnetic compass (IMARPE, 1993). These fishery boats generally carry an average
of 800 traps per boat and have the capacity to receive between 1 and 3 TM of raw material.

Perupez, Sakana del Peru and Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving MSC certifiable status for the
common eel (Ophichthus remiger) fishery between the regions from Tumbes to Piura. This FIP has also received the
support of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Perupez
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Dario Magno Alvites Diestra
Phone 
+51 999 748 185
Organization Name 
Sakana del Perú
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Hara Yasushi
Organization Name 
Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jorge de Jesús Grillo Núñez
Phone 
+51 950 273 593
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15374

Overview

What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

The goldspotted sand bass (Paralabrax auroguttatus) pot/trap fishery from the Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico in the Northern Gulf of California is an innovative fishery that traditionally has used longlines. Recently, a group of fishermen from the Cooperative SCPP CAMAYABELOS SC de RL de CV, has been testing a new trap design with three of their boats, which has yieldedpromising results: reducing discards of non-target species, high selectivity of catch sizes, production of live fish for new markets and reduction of occupational fishermen health risks.

The average annual catch is around 14 metric tons in Puerto Peñasco, with a number of unknown discard volumes. The fishing effort is focused on harvesting deep rocky reefs. Some of the reefs are inside of the Marine Protected Area Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve.

The objective of this Prospective FIP is to encourage fishery stakeholders to set up and launch a Basic or Comprehensive FIP for the fishery that will: (1) improve performance indicators of the MSC standards for this fishery; (2), improve producers’ access to markets, and (3) increase benefit to society and the marine ecosystem, and lead to long term sustainability.

Currently, this FIP has support from:

  • SCPP CAMAYABELOS SC de RL de CV
  • Comisión Nacional de Pesca y Acuacultura
  • Instituto de Acuacultura del Estado de Sonora
  • Subsecretaría de Pesca y Acuacultura del Estado de Sonora.

The goldspotted sand bass (Paralabrax auroguttatus) pot/trap fishery from the Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico in the Northern Gulf of California is an innovative fishery that traditionally has used longlines. Recently, a group of fishermen from the Cooperative SCPP CAMAYABELOS SC de RL de CV, has been testing a new trap design with three of their boats, which has yieldedpromising results: reducing discards of non-target species, high selectivity of catch sizes, production of live fish for new markets and reduction of occupational fishermen health risks.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO)
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Nelida Barajas
Email 
Phone 
+51 638 382 0113
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14315
Expiration Date 
October 2021

Overview

This FIP includes the commercial pot fishery used to capture Dungeness crab along the Oregon coast.  An MSC pre-assessment completed in 2018 concluded that the coastwide Dungeness crab stock is in healthy condition and the three-S input controls (season, size and sex limits) appear to be appropriate for the stock. Oregon has developed a limit reference point and the ability to take management actions based on that limit. However, the Dungeness crab stock includes coastal waters off California and Washington and those states do not have biologically meaningful reference points. The pre-assessment concluded that the fishery could proceed to full assessment, but would have a much greater likelihood of success if Oregon worked in collaboration with one or more of the other coastal states toward common harvest control rules and reference points to effectively control exploitation of the stock if necessary. Oregon has been in discussions with Washington about preparing to enter MSC assessment (including developing reference points and management strategies). There seems to be some interest in doing so but no immediate actions are being taken in Washington or California. As Oregon continues to work with the other states, they are interested in continuing to make improvements where they can through a Basic FIP. 

This FIP includes the commercial pot fishery used to capture Dungeness crab along the Oregon coast.  An MSC pre-assessment completed in 2018 concluded that the coastwide Dungeness crab stock is in healthy condition and the three-S input controls (season, size and sex limits) appear to be appropriate for the stock. Oregon has developed a limit reference point and the ability to take management actions based on that limit. However, the Dungeness crab stock includes coastal waters off California and Washington and those states do not have biologically meaningful reference points.

FIP at a Glance

50% 43% 7%
August 01, 2020
50% 43% 7%
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
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete

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Feb 2022
Target End Date
Aug 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
ForSea Solutions LLC
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Natasha Novikova
Phone 
+19713319612
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14029

Overview

The national-level Indonesia Snapper Grouper FIP led by ADI will merge three site-level basic snapper-grouper FIPs (Aru, Makassar Strait, and Java Sea) and is aiming to develop solutions for snapper and grouper fishery management and other issues that can only be addressed effectively at the national level and thus will support the work of existing FIPs.

This FIP will be a comprehensive FIP and will address the objectives originally outlined in three basic FIPs as well as additional issues identified in the MSC Pre-Assessment produced by The Nature Conservancy to support the TNC Indonesia deepwater groundfish - dropline, longline, trap and gillnet FIP.   The ADI-led Indonesia Snapper Grouper FIP is aligned and a complementary effort to the TNC-led snapper grouper FIP.

This FIP will focus on six snapper species (Lutjanus malabaricus, L. eryphtropterus, L. sebae, Pristipmoides multidens, P. typus and Pinjalo pinjalo) and 10 grouper species caught in Indonesian Waters (WPPs) using bottom longline, drop line, trap and gillnet.

 

The national-level Indonesia Snapper Grouper FIP led by ADI will merge three site-level basic snapper-grouper FIPs (Aru, Makassar Strait, and Java Sea) and is aiming to develop solutions for snapper and grouper fishery management and other issues that can only be addressed effectively at the national level and thus will support the work of existing FIPs.

FIP at a Glance

32% 14% 54%
June 01, 2020
32% 14% 54%
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
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete

This pie chart represents completed environmental actions. Non-completed environmental actions may contain completed sub-tasks that are not illustrated here. For more information on environmental action progress visit the Actions Progress tab.

  • 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.
Feb 2022
Target End Date
Jun 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Indonesian Demersal Association (ADI)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
M. Novi Saputra
Phone 
+62-31-99540949
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.
13955

Overview

The Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Lobster Pot FIP was initially started by Quin Sea Fisheries Limited of St. John’s, NL and has since been adopted for implementation and financial management by the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) of Newfoundland and Labrador, also of St. John’s, NL. ASP is an association comprised of numerous lobster buyers, live traders, and producers.  ASP is also intricately involved in production and marketing of several other commercial species within the province.

Interested ASP member companies, as FIP participants, will collaborate with the regulator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), to align and improve the fishery’s management and science with the ultimate objective of achieving Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery sustainability certification.

The FIP intends to address all fishing practices in the legally permitted pot fishery for American lobster (Homarus americanus) in Lobster Fishing Areas 3 - 14, which operates in the waters surrounding the island of Newfoundland, completely within Canadian EEZ waters.

The fishery dates back to the 1870s and is localized and happens from small open boats during an 8-10 week spring fishing season. Traps are set close to shore, at depths generally less than 20 m. Fishing effort is controlled through restrictive licensing and daily trap limits. Regulations prohibit the harvest of undersized (i.e. <82.5 mm carapace length) and ovigerous animals. In addition, there is a voluntary practice called v-notching, which involves cutting a shallow mark in the tail fan of an ovigerous female. The mark is retained for at least 2-3 molts and notched females cannot be retained in the fishery. The practice thus serves to protect proven spawners even when they are not carrying eggs externally. The number of licenses is currently around 2,450 and trap limits range from 100 to 300 depending on the Lobster Fishing Area (DFO 2016).

The Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Lobster Pot FIP was initially started by Quin Sea Fisheries Limited of St. John’s, NL and has since been adopted for implementation and financial management by the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) of Newfoundland and Labrador, also of St. John’s, NL. ASP is an association comprised of numerous lobster buyers, live traders, and producers.  ASP is also intricately involved in production and marketing of several other commercial species within the province.

FIP at a Glance

39% 57% 4%
March 01, 2020
39% 57% 4%
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
C Some Recent Progress
Actions Complete

This pie chart represents completed environmental actions. Non-completed environmental actions may contain completed sub-tasks that are not illustrated here. For more information on environmental action progress visit the Actions Progress tab.

  • 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.
Oct 2021
Target End Date
Mar 2025

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Association of Seafood Producers
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Peter Norsworthy
Phone 
(902) 497-4134
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.
13400

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