WP 7: Simple indicators for sustainable fisheries

Report
WP 7: Simple indicators for
sustainable fisheries
3rd INCOFISH PStC Meeting Results
Update
WP 7 Mandate:
• The Sustainability Indicators workpackage will
overcome overfishing by identifying, testing and
implementing simple indicators for sustainable
fisheries management for direct use by fishers, fish
traders, consumers, managers, and media.
• Partners: CDF, UNIABDN, IMARPE, CRODT, PSU, IfMGEOMAR, CABAL, MCM-DEAT
Remaining Deliverables
• D 7.3 Internet-based software assisting in the
application of indicators
• D 7.4 Testing of indicators with real-world fisheries
and stakeholders
• D 7.5 At least five scientific publications
D 7.3 Internet-based tools update
• Fish ruler tool (Fish size buying guide)
– Bugs in the querying fixed so no incorrect information is
displayed
– Search function streamlined so now the generated lists are
complete and accurate. No more searching by area for
now, only scientific or common name. Multiple
simultaneous search is possible.
www.incofish.org/donteatbabies.php
D 7.3 Internet tools update
• International Seafood Guide
– PC and mobile phone interfaces available
– English and German domain names
– Most complete source of information on seafood
recommendations available anywhere.
– Links back to FishBase and original guides
– Link to ruler tool showing minimum acceptabe sizes for whole,
headless, filet for many species
www.seafoodguide.mobi or www.incofish.org/isfg.php
D 7.3 Internet tools update
• INCOFISH Seafood guide, in development
– Preliminary algorithm finished and
recommendations generated
– Publication in progress
– Checking for robustness and riskiness underway
Species
INCOFISH
Enjoy
Questionable
Avoid
Anoplopoma fimbria
avoid
2
1
0
Clupea harengus
avoid
7
1
0
Clupea pallasii
avoid
1
0
0
Coregonus lavaretus
avoid
2
1
0
Cynoscion regalis
avoid
1
0
0
Engraulis ringens
avoid
1
0
0
Hippoglossus hippoglossus
avoid
1
4
5
Limanda aspera
avoid
1
2
0
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
avoid
2
4
3
Merluccius capensis
avoid
3
0
2
Oncorhynchus kisutch
avoid
3
1
0
Ophiodon elongatus
avoid
1
3
0
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus
avoid
1
0
0
Epinephelus coioides
enjoy
0
0
1
Lates niloticus
enjoy
0
0
1
Mullus barbatus
enjoy
2
0
2
Mullus surmuletus
enjoy
2
0
1
Scophthalmus rhombus
enjoy
0
0
1
18 Species where INCOFISH guide rec is opposite that of at least one other guide
D 7.3. Loose ends
• Programmer bottleneck:
– Small-Scale fisheries self-assessment tool has been conceptualized
and designed.
– Graphs showing the extent of overfishing worldwide (the percentage
of undeveloped, developing, fully exploited, overexploited, and
collapsed fisheries each year since 1950) grouped by FAO area have
been constructed.
– A tool allowing users to see where their particular fishery stands on a
relative-yield per recruit isopleths graph in relationship to length at
first capture and exploitation rate has been conceptualized and
designed.
D 7.4 Testing indicators with real
world fisheries and stakeholders
• Fish rulers:
– New printing of 5000 Fisch-O-Meters
– Printing and distribution of 5 new regional Chiki-Pez in
Peru (Lotta to show)
– Senegal ruler ready to go, still waiting for ministers to get
back RE launch date– Stalled in burocracy!
– Philippines ruler developed and launched
– Don’t Eat Babies! Promotional items developed and
distributed
D 7.4 Testing indicators with real world
fisheries and stakeholders
• International Seafood Guide for Mobile Phones
– Unveiled to the international public at Seafood Summit in
Barcelona
– Has resulted in many news articles, interviews, blog posts,
and radio broadcasts in the international press
– Has undergone lots of refinement to the interface as a
result of user feedback
D 7.4 Testing indicators with real world
fisheries and stakeholders
• Paper for Marine Policy:
Collective WP7 case study paper to evaluate the usefulness of
WP7’s simple indicators under different management and
data-availability regimes.
All data collected and assembled, now in writing phase
Tracey Fairweather from MCM-DEAT to take over the lead on the
writing.
D 7.5 Five Scientific Publications
•
Fairweather TP, Hara M, van der Lingen CD, Raakjaer Nielsen J, Shannon LJ, Louw GG, Degnbol P, Crawford
RJM (2006a) The knowledge base for management of the capital-intensive fishery for small pelagic fish off
South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 28: 645-660.
•
Fairweather TP, van der Lingen CD, Booth AJ, Drapeau L, van der Westhuizen JJ (2006b) Indicators of
sustainable fishing for South African sardine (Sardinops sagax) and anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus). African
Journal of Marine Science 28: 661-680.
•
Froese, R. Stern-Pirlot, A., Winker, H., and Gascual, D. Size Matters: How Single-Species Management Can
Contribute To Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management. Fisheries Research (MS # FISH1473) IN PRESS.
•
Hearn A & JC Murillo (2008) Life history of the red spiny lobster Panulirus penicillatus (Olivier,1791)
(Decapoda: Palinuridae) in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, Ecuador. Pacific Science 62(2).
•
Hearn A & MV Toral-Granda (2007). Reproductive biology of the red spiny lobster Panulirus penicillatus and
the slipper lobster Scyllarides astori in the Galápagos Islands. Crustaceana 80(3): 297–312.
•
Stern-Pirlot, A and R. Froese (2006) Can the knowledge society turn around 500 years ofoverfishing? 10
pages. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of theInternational Institute of Fisheries
Economics and Trade, July 11-14, 2006, Portsmouth, UK:Rebuliding Fisheries in an Uncertain Environment.
Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, Corvallis, OR, USA,
2006. CD ROM. ISBN 0-9763432-3-1
•
Toral M.V. & P. Martinez (2007) Reproductive biology and population structure of the seacucumber
Isostichopus fuscus (Ludwig, 1875) (Holothuroidea) in Caamaño, Galápagos Islands,Ecuador. Marine Biology.
Scientific
Basis for
Size-Based
managment
Loose ends
• Responsibility shifting due to leaving job:
– E.g. Global cost paper not complete, other
potential papers in the pipe, things that need to
be sorted out still.
• Where is Joe Ryan?

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