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Known for its relatively progressive fisheries management approaches, such as its network of Marine Protected Areas and Managed Access program, the Caribbean country of Belize now can add another innovation to its list: the Caribbean spiny lobster Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) + Fishery Development Model (FDM).
After working for several years with WWF and key partners on a fishery improvement project (FIP), The Bahamas spiny lobster fishery was certified on August 7, 2018, for achieving the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, the Caribbean’s first fishery to do so.
Brazil’s lobster industry is facing some new restrictions starting on Jan. 1, 2020, thanks to changes introduced recently by the fisheries improvement project (FIP) there, according to a press release from CeDePesca, the group managing the effort…
The Bahamas Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery is the world’s first Caribbean fishery to join the MSC program. On August 7, 2018, the fishery was awarded MSC certification by accredited third-party assessment body Control Union Pesca Ltd. for meeting the MSC sustainability standard. The Bahamas is now among the 8% of MSC certified fisheries from developing countries.
The Nature Conservancy’s Natalie Miaoulis has been working in the Bahamas, resilience of that country’s fisheries. The Bahamas is among the top three seafood producing countries in the Caribbean, behind Suriname and Guyana. SeafoodSource asked her about her work in the Bahamas with a special focus on the Bahamas’ spiny lobster fishery.
SeaWeb and the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions announce the opening of submissions for the 2018 Seafood Co-Lab competition. Enter for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona.
Spanish Wells, a pastel-splashed port that lies a two-hour ferry ride from Nassau, capital city of The Bahamas, is the kind of languid town where news is both rare and fast-traveling. The island on which Spanish Wells is located—St. George’s Cay—is just half the size of New York’s Central Park, and its 1,500 residents often forgo cars in favor of golf carts. Here, the arrival of a fishing boat qualifies as an event—especially when that boat is the New Wrinkle.
The Bahamian spiny lobster fishery has committed itself to the pursuit of the Marine Stewardship Council’s global sustainability standard following years of guided, concerted improvement.
Partnered with Biscayne National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust, Tequesta Bay supports and donates to our local battered Florida Keys communities.
The Bahamian spiny lobster fishery has stepped forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.
Working with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has developed the world’s most credible and recognized standard for environmentally sustainable wild-caught seafood.
The first stock assessment since 2006 is complete, and measures are in place to rebuild the ailing Brazilian lobster fishery, thanks to the fisheries improvement project (FIP) supported by US companies and Brazilian industry partners, and facilitated by South American conservation organization Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustentable (Cedepesca).
Brazilian lobster fishery improvement project (FIP) is continuing to build momentum despite a political situation in the country that has made management difficult.