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?