mexico grouper FIP
Since September 2013, Sea Delight has engaged its supplier and stakeholders to develop and support a Fishery Improvement Project for the Grouper Fishery in Mexico.
The fisheries for grouper are located in the Campeche Bank off the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula (main ports constitute Progreso, Celestun, Sisal, Rio Lagartos, San Felipe and El Cuyo). The Mexican grouper fishery is characterized by two types of fleets: mechanical longline and hand longline. These two fleets are often referred to as the "major or technified" fleet, represented by larger offshore vessels, and the "minor or artisanal" fleet, characterized by small hand longline vessels called "lanchas."
We believe this project will pave the way to working with other industry leaders that may have similar projects in Mexico and who may be open in the future to unite efforts so that the FIP can expand to a regional program under the leadership of the industry.
For comments, recommendations, or participation inquiries, please contact:
Stephen Fisher Sustainability Director, Sea Delight