Fishery improvement projects

Argentina Red Shrimp on-shore FIP – ARGENTINA

In short

Implementation of a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) with the objective of obtaining MSC certification for the on-shore fishery in the province of Chubut, Argentina, in collaboration with the CeDePesca (Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustentable), a nonprofit organization that helps Latin American fisheries attain sustainability. Shore is a leading partner in this FIP.

Project description

The pre-assessment ordered by our company Ristic GmbH in 2015 led to the creation of a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP), with all partners, CeDePesca and the government involved in order to address the weaknesses that were identified.

Objectives of the FIP:

  • To design and implement an Onboard Observers Program for the coastal fleet to gather data on bycatch
  • To conduct an Ecological Risk Assessment for the effects of fishing to serve as input to the management system and a full MSC assessment.
  • To promote the development of a minimum coordination protocol for fishery research and management among the different jurisdictions involved in the fishery’s administration
  • To raise awareness among the crew and involve crew members in research activities related to the FIP
  • To promote the regular assessment of the efficacy of the fishery’s management system
Region

The fishery addressed by the on-shore FIP comprises a fleet of coastal vessels of length less than 21m. The vessels use bottom-trawl nets along the coastal waters of the province of Chubut, in the south of Argentina, mainly in the Restricted Fishing Effort Zone between Punta León and Cabo Dos Bahías (see fishery location map above). This coastal fleet has Rawson Port as its landing point and it conducts daily fishing trips from October to March.

Progress

On invitation of Shore, CeDePesca’s president Ernesto Godelman gave a detailed update on both Argentina Red Shrimp FIP’s during the Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, on April 26, 2017.

All stakeholders as well as press were invited. Good progress was made in both FIP’s. For more detail on the achievements, please consult the CeDePesca website.

From left to right: Edo Abels (CEO Shore), Ernesto Godelman (President CeDePesca) and Federico Angeleri (Commercial Director Grupo Veraz)

For all progress and current status updates, please consult

Argentina Red Shrimp off-shore FIP – ARGENTINA

In short

Implementation of a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) with the objective of obtaining MSC certification for the off-shore fishery in the regional waters of Argentina, in collaboration with the CeDePesca (Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustentable), a nonprofit organization that helps Latin American fisheries attain sustainability. Shore is a partner in this FIP.

Project description

End 2015 the FIP partners decided to implement a fishery improvement plan based on the recommendations from the MSC pre-assessment conducted by independent certifier Bureau Veritas:

  • Integrate available databases at the federal and provincial levels
  • Increase data transparency
  • Integrate the information obtained by different onboard observer programs
  • Incorporate the ecosystem approach to fisheries management
  • Improve compliance with the rules on using devices with grids to release fish bycatch species
Region

The off-shore fishery takes place in the San Jorge Gulf in the south of Argentina (provinces of Chubut and Santa Cruz), the Chubut provincial waters up to Rawson and national waters between 42° and 47°S. The fleet consists of vessels with a length of > 21m.

Progress

On invitation of Shore, CeDePesca’s President Ernesto Godelman gave a detailed update on both Argentina Red Shrimp FIP’s during the Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, on April 26, 2017.

All stakeholders as well as press were invited. Good progress was made in both FIP’s. For more detail on the achievements, please consult the CeDePesca website.

From left to right: Edo Abels (CEO Shore), Ernesto Godelman (President CeDePesca) and Federico Angeleri (Commercial Director Grupo Veraz)

For all progress and current status updates, please consult

Tropical shrimp fishery improvement project – INDIA

Aldi Süd

In short

Setting up a fishery improvement project for a specific shrimp fishery in India, by making use of the MSC framework.

Project description

This project is a sub-project of a 3 year sustainability project for which German retailer ALDI Süd and DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft) contracted Ristic GmbH. The total project will be managed and implemented by Shore and coordinated by Bluesensus sustainability consultant Udo Censkowsky. In addition to the FIP, the project includes mangrove restoration projects in Costa Rica and India, mangrove-shrimp farming and a social project in Costa Rica.

Partners in this project are:

ALDI Süd

Shore

KFW DEG

Alcom Exim

Project coordinator

bluesenus, consulting for sustainability and seafood

Region

India, fishing area for the FIP to be defined shortly.

Progress

In a first step, a suitable fishery will be defined and a consultation process with all relevant stakeholders of selected fishery will be held. Once the fishery is defined, the project outlines and framework will be set and the responsibilities of local stakeholders will be identified and assigned accordingly.