Where fisheries are unlikely to meet the MSC Standard, a burgeoning area of work globally is Fishery Improvement Projects. These are structured, multi-stakeholder projects designed to guide and demonstrate progress towards achieving an end goal. The end goals of Improvement Projects are tailored to the fishery operation in question and can include biological, economic and/or socio-economic objectives.
MRAG is very active in the fishery space, having conducted numerous sustainability gap analyses and provided technical expertise to a number of FIPs. MRAG can provide a complete range of services to develop and implement FIPs and AIPs, or provide specific technical advice on key elements within an existing project.
Small pelagic fisheries can also gain certification against the International Fish Oil and Fishmeal Responsible Supply Standard. MRAG is qualified to undertake IFFO RS fisheries assessments for the Improver Program, leading to FIPs that are recognised and supported by IFFO RS.
|Bahamiian Lobster FIP
In February 2009, WWF funded an MSC pre-assessment of the Bahamian lobster fishery (…
|WWF Seafood Traceability Assessment Methodology
MRAG were requested to development an assessment methodology for benchmarking the…
|Evaluating the value chain and social impacts of eco- and ethical fish labelling on small scale producers in Senegal
The objectives of this study fall into the overall IDRC purpose of exploring the…
|Social impacts of introducing fisheries certification schemes and standards into developing countries
The objectives of the work was to assess the potential social impacts of introducing…
|South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Fisheries Management.
The work undertaken by MRAG for GSGSSI comprises general and specific advice on the…