THE FIP PROJECT

Fisheries Improvement Projects are multi-party initiatives that aim to improve the sustainability, practices and management of fisheries to meet the standards set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or MarinTrust certifications.

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ACCEPTANCE OF A FIP

For a FIP to be accepted on the Fishery Progess platform, (https://fisheryprogress.org/directory), it must be transparent and consistent with the achievement of measurable results. The key elements of a FIP project are:

  • Carring out a pre-assessment according to MSC or MarinTrust standards,

  • Developing an improvement action plan,

  • Writing and sharing regular reports on progress,

  • A mechanism to independently verify progress,

  • A clear timetable and deadline, usually not exceeding 5 years,

  • A strong commitment to achieving MSC or MarinTrust sustainable fishing certifications.

PRE-EVALUATION
OF THE TARGETED STANDARDS

A pre-assessment of the Small Pelagic fishery in Mauritania according to the MarinTrust (formerly IFFO-RS) standard had been carried out at the launch of the FIP, in 2018. Since then, a new assessment according to the MSC standard has been completed, early 2021. Both pre-assessments can be viewed here :

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Both standards follow the same approaches, criteria and scoring systems:

  • stock status,

  • resource management strategy,

  • control and monitoring at sea and at unloading points,

  • impact on protected species and the environment,

  • and governance that meets the needs of the fishery and allows all industry stakeholders to participate.