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Fishery Information
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Improvement StatusFisheryFishSource RatingSustainability IssuesImprovement ObjectivesImprovements (2 years)FIP Rating & CommentAdditional Improvement Needs/Comments% of Sector
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Sustainable (MSC-C or FS scores above 8)NA0
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Improving (MSC FA)NA0
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Tanner crabs nei (FAO 61 Russia - multiple species/stocks): Russian Far East Crab FIPNot yet ratedLack of t standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
Gaps in public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating7.78%
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Blue king crab (FAO 61 Russia - multiple stocks): RFE Crab FIPNot yet ratedLack of t standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
Gaps in public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating1.69%
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Red king crab - Kamchatka-KurilsNot yet ratedLack of t standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
Gaps in public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating0.78%
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Red king crab - Western Kamchatka: RFE Crab FIPData DeficientMonitoring and enforcement are poor.
Stock abundance and removals are not well documented. Bycatch controls lack teeth.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating0.78%
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Golden king crab (FAO 61 Russia - multiple stocks): RFE Crab FIPNot yet ratedLack of t standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
Gaps in public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating0.79%
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Not Improving (FIP rated D/E)Brown king crab (FAO 61 Russian Federation - unspecified stock): RFE Crab FIPNALack of t standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
Gaps in public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.
FIP started in June 2012, expanded scope over the years based on buyer requests; in 2016 a MSC Pre-Assessment was coducted;
1 January 2018 —Systematic collection and analysis of fisheries impact data undertaken based on the data collected by the observers on CCA vessels
1 June 2017 —Additional measure to improve reporting and deter falsification of catch reports approved by the Fisheries Agency – fisheries logbook format included recording of a number of the fisheries license (permit) issue to the vessel made compulsory by the FIsheries Agency
31 March 2016 —Standard regulation rules for crab and craboid harvesting for 2016-18 developed
10 March 2016 —New rules adopted for governing fishing of crabs
1 March 2016 —Annual TAC Recommendations/public hearings - Fisheries Agency conducted open discussions of the scientific recommendations for the TAC for 2017.
D - continue with work plan implementation and reporting to avoid further drop in rating0.21%
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SR Improvement TargetNA0
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Total:12.02%
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