FIP Templates

Budgeting

At minimum, a FIP's budget must include a list of main expenses and revenue sources for the FIP. NOTE: the budget does not need to be made publicly available on FisheryProgress.

 Download the FIP Budget Template here.


Human Rights Code of Conduct

Starting November 1, 2021, all FIPs are required to submit a signed FisheryProgress Human Rights Code of Conduct when creating a FIP profile.

 Human Rights Code of Conduct (English | Español | Bahasa | 中文Português)

 Signature Page (English | Español | Bahasa | 中文 | Português)


Pre-Assessment / Needs Assessment

During the FIP development stage, the fishery's performance is evaluated and stakeholders are recruited to participate in the project.

  • Marine Stewardship Council Pre-Assessment (Download)
  • Environmental Rapid Assessment Tool: The Environmental Rapid Assessment tool can be used as a Needs Assessment for Basic FIPs on FisheryProgress (Download)

View the Environmental Rapid Assessment Methodology here.


Risk Assessment

FIPs that meet one or more of the FisheryProgress criteria for increased risk of forced labor and human trafficking must complete a risk assessment of indicators that align with the Human Rights Code of Conduct (a subset of indicators in the Social Responsibility Assessment (SRA) Tool). The completed risk assessment must be submitted as part of the FIP’s first annual report.

FIPs that do not meet the FisheryProgress criteria for increased risk of forced labor and human trafficking are not required to complete a risk assessment, but are strongly encouraged to do so. All risk assessments reported on through FisheryProgress.org must use the below template.

 Download the Risk Assessment here.


Scoping Document

A scoping document summarizes the results of the needs assessment and recommends strategies for addressing the fishery's challenges.

 Download the Scoping Document here.


Self-Evaluation of Risk Criteria

Starting November 1, 2021, all FIPs are required to complete and submit a self-evaluation against the FisheryProgress criteria for increased risk of forced labor and human trafficking. The completed self-evaluation must be provided when creating a FIP profile.

Complete the Self-Evaluation of Risk Criteria here.


Vessel and/or Fisher Information

Starting May 1, 2022, all FIPs must provide information on the fishers and/or vessels in the scope of the FIP. This information must be provided when creating a FIP profile.

 Download the template here.


Workplan

A FIP must have an environmental workplan and may also be required to have a social workplan. Both require the use of specific templates.

  •  Environmental Workplan (Download)
    • A fishery improvement project must develop and implement an environmental workplan, designed to address the deficiencies in the fishery necessary to achieve the project's environmental objectives. 
  •  Social Workplan and Progress Reporting (Download)
    • For all performance indicators in the risk assessment where the FIP scores as red, the FIP must create a workplan that describes the actions it will undertake to improve performance to at least the yellow scoring level on the SRA. FIPs are encouraged to create a workplan to achieve the green scoring level for all indicators, but are not required to do so. Both FIPs required to create a workplan to address red-scoring indicators and FIPs choosing to create a workplan to address other social challenges must use the below template. The completed workplan must be submitted as part of the FIP’s first annual report.

      FIPs required to create a workplan must also report every six months – the same as their current schedule – on progress toward completing the actions in their social workplan. FIPs report on progress by adding an update below each action in their workplan and uploading the updated workplan to their FIP profile.